Galloni (91-93 points):
"Bright purple. Highly perfumed black and blue fruit, violet and vanilla aromas are given spicy lift by a peppery nuance. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry and cassis flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Finishes sweet and long, displaying lingering spiciness, a touch of mocha and gentle, slow-building tannins."