(sourced from the sand-rich White Hawk vineyard near Los Alamos) Youthful violet. Highly perfumed aromas of black and blue fruits, Indian spices, pungent flowers and incense, along with a smoky nuance that builds in the glass. Palate-staining black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show impressive depth as well as energy. An exotic floral pastille nuance comes up on the strikingly long, smooth, gently tannic finish, which displays a lingering suggestion of sweet dark berry liqueur. This wine's combination of richness and elegance is pretty compelling.
- Josh Raynolds (2017)