Wine Enthusiast 93 - This distinctive wine has a light-garnet color and intriguing raspberry and cranberry aromas that lead to full red- and black-cherry flavors accented by rosemary and wood smoke. Fermented by native yeast and using some whole clusters for the astringency and flavor that stems can add, it has a texture that's moderately tannic and nicely supported by acidity.
With a medium ruby color, this wine opens with pure aromas of bing cherry, rose petal, white pepper and sweet fennel seed. On the palate, the wine offers medium body and bright acidity emphasizing the red fruit flavors of cherry and red plum. These flavors carry through to the lengthy finish which is complimented by touches of cedar and vanilla bean. This wine is just beginning to show its potential and some time in the glass will be rewarded. Enjoy this now, but it will continue to develop over the next 3-5 years. 118 cases produced.