An excellent buy in a pure-tasting, very full-bodied but balanced red.
Rich, almost completely saturated black ruby/violet color. Inviting, forceful aromas of tangy, ripe, oozing blackberries and raspberries over fragrant, dry, stony gravel notes. Weighty and mouthfilling, this had very pure-tasting dark raspberry syrup fruit accented with smoky stoniness. Not very complex but very satisfying. Very full, but with good enough acids to carry it off. A bit of tannin and a tad bit of heat on the finish, but I wouldn't age a wine this high in alcohol that long; drink within the next 18 months. B+/A-. Imported by Jorge Ordonez, this was about $12 at Spec's.