Vinous 90 points - Bright ruby. Ripe cherry and raspberry on the perfumed nose gain lift and spice from a peppery quality. Juicy and smooth on the palate, offering gently sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Shows good energy on the supple finish, which is framed by fine-grained tannins and lifted by tangy acidity.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Lots of pepper, kirsch, raspberry coulis and singed herb notes form the core here, giving this good range. Bright, fresh acidity underscores the finish, where light bay leaf and tobacco leaf notes glide in. Lovely and approachable now. Drink now through 2023. 8,100 cases made.
(Nov 15 2015)