This wine was drank at a local steakhouse after decanting for 1 hour. It was clear and a mid deep purple in colour. I was quite turned off by the immediate nose on this wine which was very heavy on prunes. This did mellow out a bit over time but was always present. The prune flavour continued in the glass along with some cherries and vanilla. The tannins and acidity were not very strong in this wine. Overall, this would be an ok wine but at the cost involved, I expected more.
Starting to B-day off…….53% Cabernet, 47% Merlot….WOW, this is a lot richer and darker than I've seen in a Screagle! More Harlan-like;-)……Dark and rich cherry, wild berry, plum….liqueured but not too sweet….very nice mocha, dark chocolate covered espresso bean, licorice, earth compost, crushed graphite. Love the violets and white flowers……good firm structure, and pretty good balance. Not the silky feminine style like the big boy….but tasty non-the-less. Will like to see this one in a few more years!
Medium bodied, with an equal doses of red and black fruits complicated by licorice, earth and oak, the round textured wine could have used a little more ripeness and concentration. I would not age this a long time hoping for a lot of complexity to emerge in the future.
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