The wine looks inky colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like black pepper, oak, blackberry, forest floor and stems. It tastes like blackberry, forest floor, oak and stems. The body is full. The wine has juicy texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity.
Not fully developed yet, but much more integrated than the bottle we had about a year and a half ago. Smooth, multi layered complexity, good acidity leading to a juicy dark fruit profile, lively tannins. Will be hard to keep our hands off the rest. People who appreciate this fruit forward Cali style will love these. We get smoky, dark fruit, olive, cola, Syrah flavors followed by the red fruit, spicy Grenache, the Mourvedre/Petite Syrah round it out. Served at cellar temp, pop n poured during the Final Four. Opens in an hour or two. Drinks best in the first three to four hours or so and then goes more mineral and tannic.
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