On the nose I get beautiful aromas of black cherry liquor, black raspberry, cassis, pencil lead shavings, peppercorn, dusty cocoa, cedar chips, and baking spice. There's also a bit of blue fruit..... What a fantastic and evolving wine on the nose. Very Rutherford with it's dusty cocoa and peppercorn aromas.
On the palate this wine expresses gorgeous flavors of ripe black cherry, creme de cassis, milk chocolate covered raspberry, toasted oak, vanilla bean, and savory baking spices. The wine contains a nice silky texture and some really nice tart berry flavors. It's slightly acidic and as quite a full dose of tannin that grip down on the palate. It's a nice wine but need a few more years in the bottle to be able to show it's true potential. 92+ points