Very oaky upon first opening. With some air and vigorous most of the oak on the nose and palate blew off, but still had noticeable oak. Nice red fruit nose once it came through. Very nice balance and length on the palate with a pleasant medium-long finish. Perhaps give a couple more years or a Vinturi treatment if you are anxious to open this now. I have CF reserve from the same year that I think I will let sit in the cellar for at least another 5 years.
Perfectly balanced, was able to serve and pair with Nothing, just the wine itself. The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is medium/full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has low acidity.
Very pure tasting and elegant flavors. Decanted for about 45 minutes and enjoyed a nose of fresh blueberry and blackberry infused with Vanilla and mocha. Some really nice secondary vegetal characteristics of tomato and herbs before the rather patsy tannic mid-palate. High quality oak used in this one and very good structure. Finish had a slight return of acidity before more dark fruit and vanilla.
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