Aromas: Baked black cherry, blackberry, cassis, pie crust, coffee, nutmeg, charred toast, and gravel.
Flavors/experience: Dry; High acidity; Full body. Juicy blackberry, sour cherry, black plum, and tart brambleberry. Fine, focused tannin with black tea. A long, tapering finish with complex notes of stewed plum skin, grilled mushroom, and mint oil. Very good quality.
Specifications: A blend of 59% Petit Verdot and 41% Petite Sirah from Paso Robles AVA, California. 94 points, Wine Enthusiast; 93 points, Jeb Dunnuck. 14.7% alcohol.