Dark ruby color. Cherry, vanilla oak, and blossoms on the nose. Lots of dark chocolate and tobacco make for an intense palate that can be enjoyed out of the bottle or mitigated with a couple hours in the decanter. Tobacco finish lingers with nice acidity. An hour or more in the decanter recommended to tame this "Mendocino vigoroso."
deep dark ruby, but french style nose with sour cherry notes. took a while to open but it really was much softer and more approachable after an hour. Strong tannins, but not overpowering, warm spicy and lingering finish. worked perfectly with Easter grilled lamb.
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