Vinous 94 points - Opaque ruby. Sexy dark berry, violet pastille and incense aromas are lifted by peppery spice and mineral notes. Shows excellent focus and intensity on the palate, with the sweet boysenberry, violet pastille and cola flavors betraying no rough edges. Fine-grained tannins build slowly and steadily through a very long, floral finish, with the blue fruit note echoing emphatically. This wine shows surprising depth and power for its 13.5% alcohol.