"(15% vinified with stems; aged in 15% new oak): Bright ruby-red. Shy but precise aromas of black- and blueberry, bitter chocolate and licorice. Highly concentrated and primary, with densely packed flavors of black raspberry and dark chocolate. Finishes with suave, late-arriving tannins and a subtle floral high note. Made from vines picked on November 3 at 24.2 degrees Brix."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, 91+ pts