Ratings & Tasting notes:
95 points Wine Enthusiast
Etched in sage, cedar and pencil shaving, this is a burly, textured and grippy wine, with notes of charcoal and toasted oak. The fruit is black and broodingly rich, held within a foundation of firm, integrated tannin and balanced power.
94 points Wine Spectator
A big wine, this red is densely packed with boysenberry reduction, fig compote and blackberry preserve flavors that are wrapped in licorice snap and sassafras notes. There’s a rumble of tannin, but it’s coated with fruit, while a roasted apple wood note adds another detail on the finish. Best from 202 through 2036. 120 cases made