Too overripe, not enough acid, brightness, mineral, vegetables or balance. Really don't like this style. Much like Marrieta Old Vine Red. A bit pricey for what it offers. Course everything at Apollo is a bit pricey
Sophisticated if brambly nose of black plums, black cherries, smoke and vanilla oak. Big palate impact, too oaky but otherwise delicious-- black fruits, pepper, vanilla, in a well balanced palate and a long, spicy/black cherry finish. The heavy oak mars what would otherwise be a lovely wine. Very round and smooth. Still hard to rate down something this tasty too much.
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