This bottle definitely opened up during the 2nd glass. Started flat, but developed a very silky dexture after being opened about 1/2 hour. We made lamb chops on the grill and the match was good (after the wine opened up).
Something was wrong with this bottle, or else our prior enjoyment of an excellent Chehalem and a very good Four Graces, dramatically ruined our impression of this one. Starts off with reasonable Cherry and light body but finished with unpleasant harsh rotten wood-like tannins. Gave it an hour or so to improve, but when it did not we had to pour it out. Too bad.
A decent drink once it opened up (about 1.5 hours). Elegant and refined, highly acidic, peppery and spicy - not fruity. Personally, not a fan but I think others might like it. Seems like it needs to sit for quite some time before softening.