Birthday dinner wine. This was very good but not as good as I had hoped based on the other reviews on CT. Perhaps WA was correct to hold until 2017. This is a big wine that may have needed a few more years.
Dark purple color, with no bricking at the edges; Burnt cherry and earth on the nose; full throttle cherry and blackberry fruit with a long finish. Dry and still tannic, with oak clearly present in the background. Decanted for four hours and consumed over the next 2.5 hours, kept getting better as it opened up, definitely still has quite a few years left.
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