Bright, dark red. Captivating flowers and exotic herbs lift the aromas of cherry liqueur and dark raspberry; slightly medicinal in a positive way. Surprising peppery acidity gives shape and lift to the pungent flavors of cherry, raspberry, medicinal herbs and salty minerality. Still quite closed in on itself, this peppery, firm-edged, savory wine needs time to soften and expand in the bottle. Tannins are quite dusty in the early going. Quite uncompromising today but I'd love to taste it in another three or four years. Leaves behind a savory note of olive tapenade in the empty glass. This idiosyncratic, intense wine should last well.
Stephen Tanzer, May 2017