Decanted and drank over time. Wine is soft and round after about thirty minutes, which was beautiful paired with a flank steak and chimichurri. I wouldn't say this wine will improve with time and clearly is improved with food. It's big purple fruit up front, some tobacco but little in the way of earth, loam or minerals. Some shiitake mushroom exists for just a second on the mid palate. The finish gives a breath of raisin like fruit lingering in the breath before some pepper and spice trails for about twenty seconds. Clearly this wine has good acidity but amazingly the fruit on the palate actually brings faux sweetness, like a zin often will....but there is no confusing this wine for a zin.
Drinking well now; amazing value for the $$. This wine is better than anything we had in Argentina for 3x the cost (albeit restaurant vs retail comparison. As a pop and pour this needs some time and agitation. Fruit forward but with great structure especially tannins and some earth through Kate body to finish; the wine is seamless. That said the fruit is mostly singularly dimensional and puts red cherries against some cigar smoke. Hence the 91.
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