Nose bursts forth with an alluring bouquet of dried hibiscus, rose petals, and black currant shadowed by cedar and bay laurel. Following closely is a medley of blackberry, boysenberry, and huckleberry commingled with savory herb and smoky underbrush. Exotic spices, the hallmark of this wine, are present in cascading Juniper, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, vanilla, pimiento, and subtle anise leading to baked red and black cherry with Venezuelan chocolate shavings.
Superb, opulent mouthfeel and bold fruit expression benefit from excellent acidity and exceptional structural integrity. Moderate plus body and supple tannins lead into a long, lingering finish.
Deep, dark, and decadent with intense garnet core and scarlet rim.