WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES: Another stunning vintage from this little vineyard. The wine is inky dark, almost opaque with a deep, purple hue. On the nose it opens with intense blueberry and blackberry aromas with a toasty caramel and cinnamon undertone. Further aeration reveals deeper, complex layers of ripe plums, white pepper followed by licorice, cedar and a touch of mint. On the mouth this wine is extracted and heavy but well balanced—all the way to a big, hedonistic, juicy, mouth filling finish. Longevity is to be expected from this variety for next 8–12 years.