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Friday, March 1, 2013 - Wine Night 3/1/13: Tasting notes on the leftovers the next morning, rebottled and recorked overnight. Labeled at 14.5% ABV

Interesting blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Carignan, and 20% Cab Sauv.

I get a subtle bread/yeast note underneath strawberries, cherries, blackberry, blueberry, herbs, graphite, coffee. It's a neat blend, and it's well delineated enough that I can pick out the elements that come from the different grape varieties. The red fruit and herbs from the Grenache, and I think the graphite and blueberry come more from the Cab Sauv, but the other flavors overlap with the Carignan.

I also think the Carignan also contributes lots of astringency on the finish, along with massive thick tannins. This could probably go back to sleep in the cellar for a while.

Give it a good long decant at this point, I'd say 8+ hours at least, or leave it alone for a while.

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