Very complex wine! Thank you to the wife for the gift! Goes very well with our first meal with the new smoker. Smells and tastes of Cab, Pinot, Merlot, and Zin all rolled into one very nice wine. If you need an above average everyday wine this is your winner!
Difficult vintage and it shows. This is perfectly pleasant but it lacks the breadth of the previous two vintages. Red berry (cranberry, strawberry) aromas are straightforward. A perfectly enjoyable drink--I'm just not finding myself asking the kinds of questions that other recent vintages prompted: "what's that spicy note I can't quite identify?" or "where did that flavor come from; it wasn't there 30 minutes ago?" Actually this kind of reminds me of the better vintages of the Raisins Gaulois.
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