Opened and drank with grilled pork chops, roasted potatoes, and broccoli. Sweet oaky nose with plenty of meaty nuances, dark, ripe cherries, and even some motor oil. The palate is big, round, extracted, and supple, bringing loads of juicy black fruit, leather, herbs, meat stock, soy sauce, and ripe raspberries into the finish, which is dry, saturated, and has good length. Feels like this is nearing peak so I would drink over the next few years through 2018.
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(Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvee Mirabelle Red Mountain) Medium ruby. An aromatically intriguing wine with dark cherries, herbal notes, oak spice, and chocolate. The palate is rich and textured with moderate tannins and cherry flavors that draw out toward the finish. 80% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre. 14.9% alcohol. 49 cases produced. Sample provided by winery
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