Some cinnamon, vanillas, and plum pudding on the nose. Nice cassis and plum on the palate with a touch of spice. Good acidity. Nice mouthfeel - viscous but with some acidity to keep fresh. Finish could have been longer. Definitely improved over three days.
Tasted as part of a Napa wine night. One of 5 wines, for 8 people. This was probably the 3 ranked wine of the night, but I was a little disappointed, it tasted 'chewy' and clunky. It got better as it sat in the bottle, but I have had better One Point Fives, both from this vintage and other vintages. The bottle had been stored great, so I'm not sure what happened. But I have other bottles and will try another one soon.
Decanted through vinturi. Aired 30 mins. Nose of cherries and still strong alcohol present. Medium palate. Red fruits, cherry, raspberries on the palate with a little roughness of the tannins towards the finish that is very, very lengthy. Like it but I think it needs more air or another year at least.
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