I've had freshly released Bordeaux that showed more development and less structure than this. This is absurdly young with a core of very fresh dark fruited flavours tinged with oak spice and earth, and a fair amount of tannin on the back end. The balance is excellent though, but I wonder just how long this really needs before the structure integrates and the flavours start to develop into something more mature and savoury.
Has mellowed into something special. Too bad I didn't get a case. Of course you can never be certain in a young wine, particularly one with such limited exposure and no references to guide. Smooth as silk, multifasciated flavors.
Signs of age are there, but still enough Red to say, I have more life. CDP nose. Huh? Not full in your face, but enough, earthy, working farm wind blowing across the plane. In the mouth it's resolved. Very old world. iIg fruit hits ya, Tart Cranberries, Sweet Strawberries and then a sweeping leather, aged oak and tannins that say, I am just hitting my good years.
Losing a bit of fruit against the PS structure, yet love this pure expression of the grape. Well done.
Showing a hint of age at the edges, rusty dark red. Brambely spicy clove and anise multi colored dried peppercorns, prunes, dark & heavy. Big mouth filling fruit, wow flavor explosion of blueberries and tart blackberries of the branch. Spice again, citrus orange and cloves, Cinnamon. The tannins are still supporting and this has enough acid and fruit to last 10 years. A classic 30 year potential Cali wine.
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(Ridge Petite Sirah York Creek) Group's #3 (my #1) – 50 pts; 2, 0, 2, 0 - dark red violet color with pale meniscus; intriguing VA, pepper, dried berry nose; tight, herbal, black fruit, graphite and charcoal palate; long finish 92+ pts. (86% Petite Sirah, 14% Zin)