This was opened for a party, drank at room temp, what was probably low 70s. There was a good dollop of pepper in the aromatic this time, along with some steak sauce. Reminded me of Santa Lucia Highlands in that respect. My one nit was the alc signature popped through the aroma, which I believe could be eliminated with a cooler serving temp. Seemed ready to drink, too.
Really nicely done. Bob nailed it, tart black fruits, ash, peppery finish with just a hint of herb. Really light on the palate, making it a great sipper. Just a bit of alcohol showing but I'm being picky. Tannins well concealed, just a touch of grip on the finish. Absolutely solid value play and as with all Novy/Siduri wines, not even a sniff of spoof.
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