Brilliant ruby-red. Fresh cherry, black raspberry, floral pastilles and a hint of smokiness on the highly fragrant nose. In the mouth, sappy, concentrated cherry and boysenberry flavors are sharpened by a suggestion of peppery spices and smoky minerals. Pliant and appealingly sweet on the long, subtly smoky finish, which leaves notes of bitter chocolate and candied lavender behind.
Score: 91 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 2016