I agree that this is more new world in style, but tasted blind would still rate well and has a good QPR. Refined without the raw or earthy edges, has red and black fruit, integrated tannins and balanced alcohol. Medium length finish.
Agree w/ the other notes in that this is a bit more modern than traditional, but not obnoxiously so. Opened around noon and left in bottle until around 7. Deep opaque ruby color. Aromas of soil, funk, herbs, a touch of floral, and dark red fruits. Medium body, acid, and finish, with flavors of dark and dark red fruits, Asian and oak spices, and mineral. Enjoyable with food (paired well with pomegranate bbq ribs), but afterward I'm noticing a bit of firmness to the tannins, and I'll probably wait a few years for the next. Potential for the score to increase w/ age.
Impressed. Very nice red fruit. More modern than traditional. Medium-to-full bodied with nice texture. Good balance. Gives the impression of a very young wine with a lot of development to come. Will try to hold off on remaining bottles for at least 2 years.
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