94 points Vinous: "Peppery lift to the aromas of red- and blackcurrant, minerals, mocha, tobacco leaf and herbs. Densely packed, tactile and concentrated, with a lovely herbal juiciness running through the middle palate and rising aftertaste. Currant, tobacco leaf and dusty herb flavors dance on the palate. Very suave, sophisticated wine with terrific intensity and breadth without any heaviness. The tannins are fine-grained but serious, reaching the front teeth and giving the wine terrific backbone for a long and eventful evolution in bottle. Really stains the palate and taste buds. There's no Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend, and I didn't miss it!"
Purple Wine Company, Inc., a California limited liability company, and its AVALON brand are not in any way affiliated with Avalon Wine, Inc, an Oregon corporation, or Avalon Wine's store at its physical location in Oregon.
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Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.