The 2009 Proprietary Red is at once elegant, rich and powerful. Brilliant purple in color, aromas of wildflower and rose oil deepen as the wine opens. Flavors of cassis, huckleberry and tar are accented by notes of smoked meats and cardamom. Polished, fine-grained tannins are supple and silky. The multi-layered finish relaxes and evolves with time, indicating age-worthiness.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92-95
"Precocious, seductive red and black fruits intermixed with some subtle smoke and wood spice are followed by a velvety-textured, opulent, voluptuous wine that is surprisingly well-formed already...."
Wine Spectator (WS): 94
"This cellar-worthy Bordeaux-like expression offers a mix of cedar-laced tobacco, dried berry, loamy earth and herbal notes. Young and tightly wound, this unfolds slowly and gracefully, and looks like an ideal choice to lay down..."