Medium ruby. High-pitched aromas of raspberry, coffee, cocoa and graphite. Dense, sappy and quite dry, with serious acidity giving spine to the flavors of red fruits, coffee, spices and graphite. Not an easy style but sharply chiseled and taut. Finishes with good subtle length. I find this has sneaky concentration and depth.
Robert Parker 89-91
Tart acids give this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine a crunchy, fresh, lively feel on the palate. Composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, this medium-bodied 2011 reveals loads of finesse and purity, but is slightly superficial compared to recent vintages such as 2009 and 2010. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027