Now that the fierce tannins have receded, this drinks something like a cross between a California Cab and a CdR. It went well with our NY strip steaks. This bottle exhibited aromas and flavors of plum and blackcurrant, with hints of leather, caramel and molasses, and still enough tannins to stand up to well-marbled beef.
The tannins have finally settled down enough for this wine to be drinkable, although it still has plenty of tannic grip. Very good now, and a great accompaniment to lamb. Recommended with rich or fatty meats.
Still terrific for $20, with loads of olive, raspberry, and tar on the nose. A tad thinner on the palate, but lively flavors of green olive, black raspberry, fresh asphalt, and barnyard commingle well. Good acidity, and nice, lingering finish.
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