Inky ruby. Aromas of dried cherry, cassis and licorice, along with a peppery element in the background. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors and a jolt of cracked pepper that adds spicy cut. Closes with firming tannins, a late touch of vanilla and good, spicy persistence.
Score: 89 points -- Josh Raynolds. Tasting date: June 2017