If it seems like I can’t stop talking about this wine, you’re right. It’s the best value of the year in my book and a wine I stocked my cellar with. For just around $30, it’s almost impossible to find more to love in a wine.
Light and elegant on the nose. Vanilla oak topped layers of leather, medicine, mint, chalk and teriyaki dried beef elements accent a bright core of wild cherry. Smooth and rich in the mouth, this is powerful yet not that large. The berry fruit, both fresh and dried, is accented by earth and spice notes. A fine bitter cherry element drives the moderately long finish. This is brilliant, layered, structured, faceted and transparent. It’s about as good as it gets. 94pts