Wine Enthusiast 95
This layered, complex and polished wine is compelling from the first scent of clove, black plum and black cherry to the rich, saturated flavors and the lingering spicedplum finish. A warm layer of soft tannins envelops the palate as subtle blackberry and dark-chocolate notes emerge with repeated sipping and linger on the finish. Aged for 18 months in all new Hungarian Kadar barrels, it will mature through 2030.
Our 2016 Half Mile shows deep purple and garnet hues that call to mind the black volcanic rock throughout our vineyard. In the glass, it entices with aromas of intense spiced plum, blackberry pie and a hint of black licorice. A soft, velvety entry then fleshes out with juicy, ripe plum and fresh black cherry mid-palate. The flavors evolve further, expanding with notes of dark chocolate and a touch of toasted oak on the finish. This wine is youthful but well balanced, and the firm tannins give a cue to its longevity.
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