Red brick hues but with some intensity showing a nice extraction of fruit. Excellent acid structure which subsides if consumed a day after uncorking. The nose wowed folks showing an amazing bouquet with standard Russian river markers like wild strawberries and cinnamon spice cake. A good entry on the palate but some bracing acid following initial uncorking. Properly cellared, this wine may have a few years remaining!
Much better in its youth and by youth I mean on release. The nose is predictable RRV cinnamon and baking spices and ripe (candied??) strawberry. On the palate there was an artificial flavor aspect which I didn't like. The acidity and freshness this wine possessed on release was just nowhere to be found - now it feels big and clumsy. Disappointing prospects as I really loved this wine and this vineyard.
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