Nose: Spicy, rich, mellow, fruity, hints of sweet oak & caramel.
Palate: Creamy, mellow, ripened red berries, rich, spicy, well-balanced, moderately sweet.
Finish: Soft, smooth & pleasantly long.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Bright orange color.Smells of lead pencil, minerals, parched earth, desert, dry breakfast cereal, white bread toast. Flavors include toffee, brown butter, brown rice, caramel corn, toasted marshmallow. Long aftertaste is sap-like, honeyed.
Aromas are sweet and fruitcake-like, with faint cigar smoke. Restrained, subtle flavors of orange peel, cinnamon and leather ride a medium-to-heavy body. The finish is extremely smooth, with a touch of anise.