First opening The nose shows earthy cherries, herbal notes, cheerios and candle wax. The palate features tart cherries with slightly tart coffee bean and clove spices.
One hour later this wine is building into a robust beauty.
The nose is showing earthy currants, black cherry and cedar spices. The palate is rich and lush with strawberries, raspberries, currants and black cherry along with white pepper the finish is long with nice tart coffee bean and clove spices.
Very good straight out of the bottle. Dynamite after 3 hours in decanter. Very old-school Old-World-style: just barely ripe, lean, and a little smoky and earthy. The blend gives complexity. Full, inviting aroma. Finish lasts seemingly forever. Paired beautifully with strip steak. The tannins have receded and this is drinking well, but this will reward substantial aging. Laying down my other bottle until 2022 or later.
Maybe a bit too much Cab Franc for me in this wine, a very nice food wine with good balance. Opened up nicely in the glass with a little time and the nose changed from muted to more floral and the palate changed also in the glass. Felt like it didn't gain much by extra time in bottle, could be the time to drink this wine.
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(Andrew Will Winery Red Wine Two Blondes Yakima Valley) Light herbal aromas along with blackberry bush, red fruit and a touch of spice. Seamlessly flows across the palate with soft tannins. A restrained wine that sails off into the distance on the finish. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 19% Merlot, and 7% Malbec. Two Blondes Vineyard. Aged twenty-one months in French oak (35% new). 14.4% alcohol. 1,513 cases produced.
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