This vintage, our Landslide Vineyard produced a wine that is intensely seductive with an alluring balance of dark fruit to bright fruit. Opaque deep red with a vibrant ruby edge, this wine begins the seduction with sweet black cherry, cassis, plum, and blackberry fruit aromas along with dark roasted coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, and smoky mineral notes. Subtle wafts of violets, hints of cedar, and mint complete the aromatics. A brilliant and refined peppery spice adds interest. On the palate, dark berries, cassis, blackberries, and plums are enriched with roasted coffee accents. The entry is big, full, and rich, followed by a lush mid-palate and a toasty finish of caramel and hints of dark chocolate enveloping the fruit. A powerful and giving wine, with good concentration, weight, and length that keeps you going back for more.