Nice mineral nose with bramble flavors and bright acidity. Lovely purple hue. Good structure, tart finish, lots of fruit, but in balance. Very nice.
Dark baked fruit nose of plums, dates, with some toasted barley. Very fruity, licorice taste - good mouthfeel, smooth and rich.
Winner of a gold medal at the 2009 Riverside International Wine Competition.
From the Beverage Testing Institute World Wine Championships: 86 Points. Silver Medal. Deep amethyst color. Blackberry creme brulee, coconut oil, and pink peppercorn aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with pomegranate and green apple notes. Finishes with tangy, firm, powdery tannin fade. Give this a little time. (tasted on Jun-01-2009)
This wine won a double gold medal at the 2009 Jerry Mead's New World International Wine Competition, and a silver medal at the 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.