This bottle was outstanding. Earth dusted red cherries are the main feature of the aromatics, and they're some of the most reminiscent of Burgundy that I've experienced in a CA PN. The palate marks this is new world though, with the fruit density being the tell-tale marker. There's plenty of gentle spice to go with the red fruits on the palate, and sufficient vibrancy from the acidity to keep it fresh. A coating of fine tannins appears on the finish. Drinking at peak right now, I'd say, and will hopefully hold for some time at this level. Wonderful.
-- decanted a few hours before tasting -- -- tasted non-blind over approx. 1.5 hours --
Red-fruited. Relaxed. Plenty of ripe fruit, but with good supporting acidity. Alcohol not noticeable. Oak is a bit more prominent than I'd prefer, but it's not a big detractor. Drinking quite nicely now, and I'm not sure it has the stuffing to be a super-long ager. Probably best to keep checking in every six to twelve months, for the time being.
Lovely ruby red color with hints of darker purple. Intoxicating nose of pine sap, black pepper and limestone. Still pretty tight and primary at cellar temperature - nice tart black cherry fruit, a little sappy tannic bite with just a hint of cranberry sweetness. Lovely, with a long life left ahead of it.
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