Solid as a rock, with earthy berry and mild herbal aromas. The palate is firm and a touch angular, with sweet raisin, blackberry, candy and chocolate flavors. Long and steady on the finish, with a nice mix of freshness and richness that serves it well. Drink now through 2013.
A bit lighter on the nose than many, with notes of raspberry and strawberry. That same character works its way onto the palate, where raspberry and plum flavors are front and center. Fruity and balanced, with a ripe, easy-to-like personality.