This was the 2nd bottle of the night after a Stephen Ross Central Coast Pinot. Fared very well by comparison. More fruit on the nose, bigger body and nicer finish. Maybe a little past its prime, but lots of plum and blackberry, with just a hint of cedar and graphite.
Great ruby color. Good black cherry fruit. Some anise and spice, leading to definite mineral notes. But then the tannins dry everything out along with a kick of acidity. Points for not being a fruit bomb, but it couldn't keep its balance.
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