Ruby in color with visible sediment and bricking. Cork disintegrated during extraction. Nose of raspberry, cranberry, dark fruits, baking spices, dried herbs, forest floor, graphite, and stewed meats. The palate is rich with flavors of strawberry, currant, Bing cherry, raspberry, white pepper, earthy forest floor, dried herbs, astringency, tobacco, fig, and violet. Medium-full bodied with pretty long finish. Tannins are well integrated but some heat is present.
Blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Cabernet Franc. Has held up really well. Bottle and cork were both in perfect condition. Texturally a little thin due to the vintage. Herbal nose of sage, forest floor, and wood is backed by a sweet palate of stewed black cherry, menthol, and bitter raspberry. Not going to improve with addition age but has 5-10 years left.
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