Started drinking like a nicely aged CA Cab. Then after an hour or so, started to fall apart and get harsh. The wine finally started to show some grace and elegance, but doesn't have the backbone to last much furher. Drink remaining bottles soon.
Dark red, little if any browning. Nose of a little lead pencil, tar, some fruit. Somewhat astringent. Pallet showed lead pencil, bordeaux-like. Thought it might be closed, so decanted. It evolved and opened a little, but nothing special. Perhaps got a bit stemmy.
Super dark color - almost black. Nose of tar, tobacco, leather, some very dark fruit. Perhaps a bit burnt / woody. Pallet very rich and thick. I'd guess this was a petite syrah as opposed to a cab sauv. Lots of dark fruit, tobacco, maybe a little lead pencil.
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