"The very warm 2009 vintage gave beautifully ripe fruit with deep, sweet flavors of black berry and current. Complex aromas of graham, spices, vanilla and leather integrate, leading to a long generous finish. The wine is dark purple in color and though it was bottled early to retain fruit it is quite enjoyable for a wine so young. It will improve substantially with additional time in bottle and with proper storage should age well for five years or more."
- Winemaker's Notes