Popped and poured with a roasted chicken dinner. Nice minerality and black fruit with a great long finish. Grippy tannins to begin and evolved nicely after an hour. Could use a 1-2 hour decant or another year in cellar.
Beautiful garnet color when held to light. The legs show a certain viscosity making the anticipation of the texture delightful. Heavily tannic nose (needs to breathe) that immediately moves into the classic black currant of a Cab with just a slight touch of tobacco. Wonderful opening with just the right balance of ripe fruit and tannins. A classic example of Dry Creek terroir. The earth is balanced by some spice and the tannins are complimented with honeysuckle, and black cherry. Mid taste is a bit uneventful, but the finish is long with the residual notes of oak, loam, chalk (in a good way) and chocolat.
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