Popped and poured...dark cherries on the nose, but also more than just a whiff of alcohol...medium body...decent mouthfeel, but also with some funk...almost Bordeaux-like in that respect...okay finish. Have had much better QC Red Wine.
Not much change since last year. The 2003 is better than the 2004, but not by much (the balance is better in the 2003 as is the nose). The first glass was the best and subsequent glasses slowly decline. Bricking on the edges, medium body, dark cherry, vanilla, smoke and pepper. Hot finish, still a touch of tannins. It's not bad, it's just not worth $35. Drink within next 12-15 months - or hold for 5 years and see if a miracle happens.
A nice wine that is finally, after 10 years, in balance. A great price at 35 or whatever, but it doesn't seem like a good deal to have to hang on to a wine for 10 years just to get rid of the oak, and have a qpr.
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