Opaque ruby. Powerful, smoke-accented aromas of cherry and dark berries, complicated by smoky bacon, licorice and floral qualities. Deep and broad on the palate, offering concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors braced and enlivened by a jolt of zesty minerality. Closes with solid grip, harmonious tannins and excellent focus, leaving cherry and violet notes behind.
Score: 92 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jul 2017 (2013 vintage)