(50% syrah, 39% cabernet sauvignon and 11% petit verdot): Opaque purple. Deeply pitched black and blue fruits on the nose, with notes of cracked pepper and cured tobacco adding complexity. Densely packed and energetic, with a seamless texture to the sweet boysenberry and cassis flavors. Tannins arrive late and add grip to the very long, smoke-accented finish.
- Josh Raynolds (2011)