(fermented and aged for 20 months in large new French oak barrels) Brilliant purple. Aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, along with hints of candied licorice, star anise and incense. Palate-staining bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors put on weight and spread out with air while maintaining urgency. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral lift on the strikingly long, blue-fruit-driven finish, which features a smoky mineral quality and harmonious, fine-grained tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2029