If there's a lesson here, it's wasted on me (because this was my last bottle). The lesson is/was that this wine needs air and/or time in the bottle. Opened about an hour before drinking. Black raspberries on the nose and on the palate. Quite rich and viscous. Black pepper and various unidentified spices (not herbs). The fruit danced on my tongue (seriously) for 20 to 30 seconds after swallowing. Not at all hot, port-like, or raisiny. Terrific Zin.
Well I am mixed on this one, comeos out of the bottle a bit funky. Then seems to open up and be pretty good but not much complexity to it. The first bottle I opened was corked, wine seeped thru soft cork. Maybe I just had a bad attitude. I have more and will keep an open mnid.
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