Brought to an outdoor get-together. One smallish pour that I watched evolve over an hour. Bricking on the edges, nose shows tar, cigar, ripe dark fruit. On the palate more of the same but the balance is exquisite and taste is long. Loved this wine. Where else does $30 buy you this quality of wine?
Brick red core fading to orange at the rim. Cherry/raspberry nose overlaying some oak. Good acid on the attack, a bit of the red fruit in the mid-palate; finishes long with smooth silky tannins. I like! Nice with a prime dry-aged NY strip, too.
Decanted 90 minutes or so before serving with dinner. Nose was a little tight showing dark cherries, a little floral and a bit of oak. On the palate this was wildly more interesting tart dark cherries, great earthiness, black tea, cola and just elegant, silky mouth feel. Serious comparisons to Bordeaux or Burgundy on the texture and length. Downright steal at this price point.
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