Wonderful wine in a great spot right now. The Cab Franc and Merlot have found a very nice balance (previously the tannins overwhelmed the palate slightly). Very rich (blackberry jam, cassis, truffle and a hint of mint). I also got a strange buble gum smell on the nose (in a good way).
Drank during BBQ cookoff at Severino Winery with Severino, Two Mountain, and Cultura wineries pouring and selling. We bought a bottle popped and poured and drank over the course of the evening. This wine NEEDS a long decant now to open up and to resolves itself, but the experience of opening and following a bottle, even with distraction of a fun party tells me this will be a special wine. Deep flavors of blue and red fruits, complex spice box and floral character and silky tannins on the finish. Will buy more and stow away for a few years before opening again. Score range 91-94 with high end potential.
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