At home with pizza, hanging out with Val and Krista. Drank after a Kistler Vine Hill Chard (09)
Splash decanted, drank over 3 hours. Medium ruby color, mild bricking at the edges. Dark cherry, plums, chocolate, sweet oak, cedar. Consistent with prior notes, there is a sweetness on the back mid palate from the tannins. Medium to long finish.
Better than last bottle, benefited from the air. Aged nicely, right in its zone
Quite good. Cherry and darker fruit, bit vegetal and minty on the nose. Soft tannin, sweet oak, cedar, red and black fruit on the palate. Big, plush, and yummy. Drink now. Alongside the 2002 which had a similar profile but was a step down from the 2001.
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