Deep burgundy-red in color with shades of violet. Aromas of forest fruits with hints of bittersweet dark chocolate and vanilla. Sweet fruit with a warm rounded finish.
Saucy olive, spice and herbal aromas are attractive, and the palate is both chunky and full but also fiercely acidic, which yields scour and power to generic berry fruit flavors. A lot of fruit and acidity here, so it’s snappy and edgy from front to back. -M.S. (5/1/2010)