ars nova 2012 receives 91 points by the prestigious Vinous Antonio Galloni. Josh Raynolds writes: Fermented and aged in new and used French oak barrels for 9 months, followed by 2 years in lined concrete tanks. Full ruby. Smoke-tinged cherry, tobacco and succulent herbs on the highly fragrant nose. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering pliant cassis and bitter cherry flavors and supple, velvety texture. Closes long, chewy and firm, displaying building tannins and very good, dark-fruit-driven structure.