No notes taken, but this showed pretty well. Brooding dried herbs and leather on the nose. Full bodied on the palate with good balance. Pretty one-dimensional right now, but pleasant. Tannic on the finish. No hurry to drink these up, and it will be interesting to see if this develops any complexity with time in the cellar.
Given an hour or so to open up, lovely nose of deep violet, earth, roasted meats. Palate gains weight but still nimble and focused. Tannins are not noticeable and animal character comes back on the finish with peppery spice.
This was S's heartthrob at the winery two years ago. Frankly, I was expecting more: it's good, but not great. Compared next to Glen Fiona '08, which I'd give an 89. This will be better in a year or two.
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(Rotie Cellars Dre Mouvedre Washington State) A moderately aromatic wine with white pepper, savory notes, light floral notes, and herbal notes. The palate is medium bodied and tart with soft, plush fruit flavors. 100% Mourvedre. Block 34, Alder Ridge. 15% alcohol. 100 cases produced.
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