Held to the light, the clarity of the 2012 Timbervine showcases a brilliant dark amethyst quality. Ripe Boysenberry, blackberry and wild huckleberry are on the forefront. Then a soft undercurrent of cured beef that is typical of this vineyard. On the palate the more savory notes shine through. A montage of cocoa nibs, charcoal and seared duck flash as the finish comes with a gratifying grip.