The aroma is a complex mix of cassis, blackberry, plum, and earth. Aging in the finest French Bordeaux barrels produces a bouquet of cedar, anise, vanilla and a hint of nutmeg and clove. Rich and luscious on the palate with balanced acidity and berry adn cherry flavors that linger withs upple tannin on the long smooth finish.
Both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast gave the 2012 Private Stock a 94 and the 2013 vintage will be as exceptional. Concentrated, thick and rich with intense black fruit, cassis, and hints of vanilla and dark chocolate.