2009: "The nose is full of dark fruit, brightened with red fruit and spice. The palate follows through with ripe red and black fruit, with some tannin and a spicy note on the finish."
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|2009: 92-93 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Bright ruby. Raspberry and cherry on the complex lavender- and spice-accented nose. Deep in red and dark berry flavor but energetic and precise, with exotic star anise and white pepper qualities building on the back half. Gains weight with air and finishes with impressive energy, focus and length. I suspect that this wine, which was not yet bottled when I tasted it in November, will age effortlessly."