Bright purple. Dark berries, cherry pit, licorice and smoky minerals on the expansive nose. Sappy, penetrating and pure, with sweet blackberry and bitter cherry flavors displaying a faintly medicinal edge. Taut, focused and energetic wine with very good finishing clarity, silky tannins and mineral persistence. Plays richness and power off of elegance with a sure hand and has the balance to age. These vines are reportedly over 70 years old now.
Score: 91 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Sept 2015