Very soft and approachable, but perhaps a bit too soft—it’s almost pillowy, with a mouthfeel like marshmallow. Good black cherry fruit dominates the core. But the wine seems a bit light, lacking in grip and conviction, at least compared with the Grace vineyard bottling.
The first impression is of a very attractive mix of dusty cocoa, earth, tar and vanilla. Fruit flavors are clean, precise and tart, with youthful vitality and lots of acid. More time could flesh it out and up the score.