(50% whole clusters and 50% large new French oak casks) Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Heady, mineral-accented raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices and candied lavender. Lush, palate-staining red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors convey a suave blend of power and vivacity. Finishes spicy, broad and very long, with fine-grained tannins folding quickly into the plush, sweet fruit.
- 93 pts Josh Raynolds, vinous.com