Well-built, with a mix of red and dark berry fruit, this firm version offers structured tannins and good length, ending with a mix of bay leaf and dried herb. Drink now through 2022. 3,198 cases made.-JL
(47% new oak): Vivid ruby-red. Ripe cherry and dark berry aromas show good depth and notes of fruitcake, vanilla and cola. Broad and fleshy, with no rough edges and a touch of jamminess to its cherry-vanilla and boysenberry flavors. Turns smokier with air and picks up a bitter chocolate quality that lingers on a long, subtly tannic finish. In a generous, fruit-driven style but not lacking for energy.