Popped and decanted for 30 minutes. Drank over a two hour period. Ripe red fruit on the nose, with earth and brown spice undernotes. Medium body on the palate and short to medium length. Fruit-forward, but certainly not a fruit bomb. Subtle notes of earth and cocoa powder. Improved only incrementally in the glass over the next 90 minutes. Not much tannic backbone and an unremarkable finish. Not sure this will benefit from cellaring....probably should be drunk short-term.
Big rich wine. Lovely nose. Expressive body, great balance between the acidity and fruit. I got some chocolate notes along with dark fruit and some oak. Long finish. Basically what I would expect from Grgich. Wish I had another bottle, I have a 2010 in the cooler.
Garnet with a ruby rim. On the nose: dark fruit, cassis, leather and oak. The flavors mimic the nose with added minerals. The tannins and acid are integrated well at this point. Nothing wrong with this one!
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