Chargrilled barbecue nose. Smooth palate of crunchy-fresh cranberry with good acid. Slightly smoky in mouth but mostly just that appealing fruit.
Nose of strawberry ice; light and inviting. Soft, ripe wild strawberry flavors on entry with some burgundian brightness. Good balance and color with less New World prune and leather - a fact due in no large part to the youthfulness of the wine. Chill slightly as a summer patio sipper. Tasted at the 2010 International Wine Festival.