Glad we got 1 bottle out of the 50 cases made! A beautiful aroma of dark cherry and black raspberry upon opening which continued to expand over the next two hours. Very dense concentrated fruit, very smooth & mouth coating with perfectly integrated tannins, some sweetness to it with a super long heavenly finish. A nice ending to an otherwise frustrating year all around! We should have shared it with Robert Parker.
In the glass a medium ruby with lightness at the rim but no bricking and a nose of black fruits,mirabelle,cherry and pancake syrup - sweetness. In the mouth candied black fruits,some fine tannins and a pervasive sweetness that carries into a fine finish - This is even sweeter than the '99. Liked the '99 better.
Popped and poured. Clear dark red little or no fading at the edge. Very high toned nose of berries, especially rasberries, immediately on opening; light on its feet, but some slight heat/unresolved tannins on the finish. Delightful very ripe fruit slightly sweet with a very long finish, clearly Sonoma Coast with its lightness and intensity in contrast to Russian River voluptuous texture. Showing little signs of its 10 years.
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