Pretty lowkey cuvee bottling. Some decent spices and zesty fruit. WIsh that there could have been more depth to the midpalate and more oomph to the red fruit characters. I wouldn't hold this too long if you have multiple bottles.
Poured from a 375. This wine is packed with barnyard earthiness and it could really use an hour decant to blow off those aromas. The tannins are well hidden and the acidity lurks but never intrudes into the fruit. On the palate this has a smokiness that is very prominent on the initial palate. The mid palate fills in with peppery notes and iron, and the wine finishes with a roasted black cherry. Overall, this is a rustic and chewy wine as one would expect.
The key is to give this some time to blow off. This really improved after about 3 hours.
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