85 Points

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - Beautiful medium red color. Red fruit and oak dominate the aromatics. Sour cherry the dominant flavor note with, again, some oak coming through. A little off-balance overall. Not tannic to speak of, and what causes it to seem off-balance is a bit hard to pinpoint; mainly its a mix of slightly high alcohol and acidity, it seems. Its tempting to say that this was opened too soon, but I'm not sure I see where it goes from here -- maybe further oak integration will help, and maybe the alcohol will tone down a bit........

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