91 Points, Wine Spectator - Showy cassis, linzer torte and plum reduction notes form the core in this frankly ripe version, which drips with melted licorice, fruitcake and mulling spice accents on the creamy finish.
Beautiful dark garnet color. Striking floral boysenberry jam, caramel and graphite notes are laced with hints of coffee and bay leaf. On the palate, the wine is dense and textural, with velvety richness. Its jammy, ripe berry flavors are layered with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla oak. Persistent tannins create a balanced but powerful wine.