Color: light, transparent ruby -> diffuse, light ruby rim with the barest touch of garnet; looks like Burgundy. Smells like the quintessential amalgamation of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and red Burgundy; beetroot, raspberries, strawberries, mushrooms, earthy Cayuse-funk and an alluring CDP-like spiciness. Spice, earth, red fruits and a lovely, not-over-the-top Cayuse garrigue on PnP that really blossomed to near perfection at about 60 minutes. Smooth, juicy palate showing beautiful acidity a nice hefty midpalate and long finish. Nice to see that this is still holding well. Think I'll opt to drink my last bottle within the next year or two.
Finished bottles at dinner at Tulio before heading to the symphony. It may have been that the stars were just aligned but it tasted markedly better than a few weeks earlier. Just a fantastic bottle. The last 10 days every bottle I have had has been fantastic.
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