This is superb. Very deep, ripe, full red fruits, yet retaining a crunchy crispness and delineation to balance the bomb fruit. Wonderfully precise oak treatment, and an adequately long finish to juxtapose the phenomenal mid palate. Mike's really getting this down! At a lovely peak right now, and for another couple years max. Wish I had more of this jewel.
No formal notes, but I remember this as slightly more jammy, and lacking some of that earthy bite and 'x' factor that some of Mike's top vineyards have. Still, I remember this being exceptionally delicious and pleasantly surprised. I might be getting the sense of the '10 vintage with Carlisle Zins, as they tend to be red fruited, bright, but also a bit awkward, though maybe only slightly so.
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