You can tell this wine would like some more wine, but you don't feel guilty for opening it. Just make sure to give it a proper decant. There's leather in here along with red and black fruit. A surprising amount of pepper which has settled down after several hours.
Paired with marinated flank steak, a hint of the usual and leather with red fruit after a 4 1/2 hour decant. Medium finish and of course still on the early end. Long decant if opened now, very tight upon opening.
Pop and pour from a 375 at Bouchon Yountville. 30 mins air in glass, consumed over an hour. Notes are written from a glass brought back to hotel, out of a chard stem so notes are slightly off. Wine shows a youthfully tight nose and profile, but is approachable. Pine tree branch, underripe white cherries, faint spicebox, herbs. Shows very well and has the capacity to be a really impressive wine based on this early and small tasting.
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