The 2011 vintage has great berry qualities; enters round and juicy, which is enhanced by its velvety tannins. Talk about a mid-palate that’s balanced by bright acidity, whoa…this is the definition of an enlivened palate. Expect a long, refreshing finish.
Ripe red fruit and dried oak aromas allude to the fl avors that drive this wine. Red currant, red raspberry and a delicate oak spice flow through the palate with a slight middle grip from its vibrant acidity and grainy tannins.
Palatial fruit aromas of cranberry and boysenberry welcome the first sip; secondary aromas of rose petals, thyme, tar, black tea engage the palate. This wine has an interesting and gentle quality about it. Berry and spice flavors enter softly with a round and welcoming entry. The mid-palate is full with silk-like textures.
Aromas of cedar and plum encased in mulberry and cedar will the nose while the palate is flooded in flavors of cherry, crème de cassis and chocolate covered espresso bean. Balanced tannins and acidity give way to a long, dry finish.