Spice, cherry, cocoa powder and blue-fruit aromas lead full flavors with a touch of smoke. The tannins give a dry, astringent squeeze. It's not clear if time will settle it or not. SEAN P. SULLIVAN
An excellent Frenchtown vintage showing a bright, fresh fruit-forward profile of boysenberry, blueberry, blackberry, and plum accented by violets and mint. This easy-drinking wine has vivid fruit and spice flavors framed by a medium-bodied structure, leading to a balanced and lengthy finish.