This is a dense, seamless and plush wine showing the impressive quality of the grapes andcraftsmanship brought to its creation. The wine’s concentration shows first in its clear, nearly opaquepurple-ruby color. The immense aroma is of dark berries underlain with subtle French oak giving acomplex brooding, spicy impression. The structure is plush and fleshy with all elements of fruit, oak,tannins and acidity precisely balanced and intricately integrated. A pure beam of concentrated dark,brambly fruit shines from the deep middle of the wine. The tannins are rich and coat the mouth, yetremain superbly velvety from the opulent start to the long, lingering finish. This is a wine with theintensity of fine, ripe fruit and powerful structure to age and develop for many years in the bottle.