Northern Rhône: Solid ’14 Reds and Outstanding ’15 Whites (Jul 2017)

Bright violet. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark berries, licorice, allspice and incense, lifted by a smoky mineral overtone. Coats the palate with intense blackberry, boysenberry and cola flavors that spread out steadily with air. Shows a suave blend of richness and finesse, finishing very long and sweet, with smooth tannins sneaking in late.