Very much in line with the bottle of 12/23/12 - polished and suave with some basic old red wine qualities that ended up a framing for earthiness and a level of fruit above the bottles of last year. Had some funk on the backbeat and a lovely dry-down with fougere and citron kind of jag. I am not typically a fan of Syrah aging - and yes, that includes Rhone-y types - but this really wrapped up a nice package.
Very soft nose w/ good fruit and slight earthiness. Deep ruby colour. Upfront with pure cherry and frais de bois fruit. Very crystaline and clean. Rich acidity. Middle notes of earth and mushrooms. Clean finish with loamy notes and slowly receding fruit. Perfect balance. One of the absolute best wines I have had this year for its precision and balance. Lasted slightly over an hour before the onset of oxidized/furnace notes. Perfect pairing as well with steak-frîtes and Point Reyes blue sauce.
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