Opened to unfavorable reviews as it was thin and a tad sharp in its opening performance. Second day was like a whole new supporting cast came in. Much fuller richer and flavorful. Should have treated more fairly to begin with by decanting.
Consumed over three days. The first day it was a little big but nice and earthy. The second day some of the earthiness was more prominent and it has mellowed. The third day it was flabby. Overall ok to good but I will pass in the future.
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(Maison Bleue Jaja Red Wine Yakima Valley) Pale ruby. An aromatic wine full of black and red raspberries, white pepper, plum, violets, and sage. The palate is tart and textured, chock full of drawn out red fruit flavors and floral notes with a white pepper filled finish. Considerably more gravitas than the 2009 and a wine that will only benefit from a few years in the cellar. 37% Grenache, 37% Syrah, and 26% Mourvedre. Boushey and Upland vineyards. 30% whole berries. Aged 10 months in two to five-year old French oak. Racked once with regular lees stirring. 14.5% alcohol. 390 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
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