Annual End of Year Mostly Magnum Funday (Dig Wines, San Francisco): Unevolved ruby. Fabulous aromatics-red fruits, pomegranate, toffee. Medium weight, sappy but awkward combination of fruit and structure at this point. The really good news is that it seems as though wood is not an issue at this point. If the palate resolves and becomes nearly as attractive as the nose, this has a chance to be really excellent with more time in bottle.
The wine was very tight. Nose had mushroom, soy sauce, and wild berries. The palate was restrained with some plums. There was also some volatile acidity. I think the wine is sleeping at the moment. It should improve with time. Too young now.
Medium ruby throughout, quite primary looking. First impression was tangy red fruit subsequently complemented by wonderful spiciness and a touch of wintergreen. Big wine for Burgundy with a strong underpinning of oak which does not interfere with the flavors. Dark red fruit, spice as noted on the nose, good acidity, and ripe tannins still to be incorporated. Very good but still somewhat blockish and foursquare. Well constituted but not destined to be a wine of grace or tremendous finesse. That said, I am confident that it will continue to improve.
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