Popped and poured at restaurant. A little restrained at first, but emerged nicely after 30 minutes. Tannins started to express themselves as well. Drinking very nice now, but less nose and complexity than expected.
Dark color. Perfumed; black fruit, cassis and currant notes. Lovely mix of red and black fruit on the palate, with spice notes coming in on the finish. Nicely balanced and in a really nice spot but will hold for quite a while. 92-93 pts.
This had been given a short double decant off its sediment, and ended up being poured in the last flight about three & a half hours after the cork was initially pulled.
Tasted non blind with dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.
Dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear throughout. Nose of currants, black berries, plums and soapstone. Flavors of currants, berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now. Blowing a little sediment at this point.
Had 2 separate bottles on back to back nights while in Vegas with SD group. Night one with a decant and let sit for an hour. Night 2 opened and NO decant, but let sit for an hour. No bricking noted, dark in color. Nose and palate restrained more so on night one than two. Nice cab profile, dark fruits on nose and palate good structure. Enjoyable, but not a wow wine. Group was mixed on preference on night one vs two. I preferred night 2.
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