Better. Barnyard funk for the first 5 mins, but it blew off quickly. Nose of blackberry and cedar. Palate had a medicinal and pine needle finish that was pleasant. Open now, but feel free to hold on for a while.
Very primary at this point. It tastes and smells like roadside blackberries. There is a nice evergreen needle aftertaste. It's a little medicinal as well. I think I'll wait at least another year before opening the next one.
I tried and liked this wine this past summer, but this is the first bottle of mine that I've opened after receiving delivery last week. The color is a nice medium to dark red, clear at the edges. The nose is absolutely intoxicating. It's not quite blackberries, it's more like blackberry liqueur or fermented sweet cherries with a really good chemical smell (sounds weird, but some chemicals smell good to me!). I can't stop smelling this. It's got terrific mouthfeel with rich ripe high toned fruit and great acidity that holds it up. The tannin is in balance, not overwhelming. This wine is juicy and full of attitude and I really really like it.
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