No formal notes, just writing a few comments from having at dinner. I'd pop the cork now on this one. The wine seems on an accelerated evolutionary track (at least this bottle), with a distinctive crimson color and a really great nose of blackberries and cherries. It's not as good as I remember from my last bottle a couple years ago. The depth is lacking now, and the wine is starting to get that tannic/bitter taste that isn't showing a need for aging, but instead a path towards falling apart. Right now it is pretty good, but the richness is going away without leading to secondary flavors that would come with a more expensive wine. This was really fantastic a few years ago, so clearly a wine that is better experienced young.
This might haven taken a slightly higher rating if it had not followed on the heels of a 2006 Lede Moonlight Sympathy. Interestingly, this held its own in part because 2010 was spectacular. This is similar to the MS in its full body and black and blue fruits. The primary difference for me was that the 2010 was not quite as big as the rock block and was not quite as polished. Still a delicious wine.
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