Decanted ~1 hr. Medium-medium ruby with crimson, very slow moving legs @13.9% abv. Medium aromas of barnyard, ash, burnt coffee, no fruit. Dry, medium(+) acidity, low tannin, medium(+) alcohol and medium body. Medium-medium(+) flavors of cherries, cherry flavored travel lozenges, raspbery jam, and savory notes. Leathery texture, balanced. Good length with frut-driven finish which feature sweetness of fruit sugars. Remarkable disconnect between nose and palate.
Not sure if I like this wine or not. Upon open, very oaky and vanilla-ry(sp?). If I didn't know what this was, on the nose I'd think it was a zin or a new world cab sauv. Since I really liked the 2012 King Estate Acorobat for its old-world, earthy nuances, I thought for sure I'd love the Signature. Not so much after first taste. Over subsequent 5 days, pretty consistent notes. Held up well, but never showed any characteristics that make me want to purchase for cellar.
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