No, you read it right: $64 for this wine, to be released in July. Enormous and powerful, loaded with sweet berry fruit. Hard to describe the balance and style here; soft, complex, thoroughly enjoyable. A real achievement, but oh, that price! Only 275 cases produced.
Blackberry and vanilla make for a sweet, syrupy bouquet. The fruit on the palate is nice—it’s mostly cherry and cassis. The finish is potent and slightly tart. Now it’s hard to assess, as it’s short on dimensions. Could use some time to integrate its components.
The earthy, woodsy aromas give way to a plummy, sweet wine dominated by mountain-fruit characteristics. What starts out hard and tannic really opens up after an hour or so. Very persistent and warm, it’s a blend of 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cassis and blackberry jam flavors last long on the finish, backed up with thick, hard tannins. Very dry, this is a big, young wine that is drinkable with lamb and other rich dishes but is best left in the cellar for five years.