Intense aromatics of anise, mint, earth and berry are balanced with notes of wood and fruit flavors. The mid-plate presents chocolate cherry and slight vanilla notes that lead to a powerful, lingering, seductive cocoa berry finish. The layered flavors and aromatics of this vintage are reminiscent of the 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wine Spectator - "Firm in texture, a bit chewy with tannins but glowing at the core with currant, dried blueberry and smoke aromas and flavors that linger nicely. Best from 2013 through 2017."