Jay Miller's notes of "Purple-colored, the wine has an excellent perfume of toasty oak, pencil lead, mineral, and blackberry. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, firm wine with enough structure to permit 3-4 years of further evolution. It is nicely balanced by a broad band of ripe, spicy fruit leading to a 30-second finish." are spot on. I'd add that it has slightly mouth drying tannins (which I love!) and it's beautifully balanced. As of this tasting (11/10/11) it needs a couple of hours to open up. The first hour it was out of balance and was showing too much acid, but as time passed, the gorgeous black fruits came out. At $15, I wish I bought at least a case of this.
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