One of the last Schraders that I have that have a wax capsule. I hate wines with wax capsules. Decanted for 2 hours. Started out a little tight and acidic. Smoothed ut with time. Still very young. Dark ruby color, no bricking at the edges. Not an overly powerful wine, but built with elegance. The nose starts with black currant, loads of spice, cedar, flowers and blueberries. Dense and concentrated on the palate. Starts with black current, blueberry, anise, spice and vanilla. The tannins have softened and smooth, leading to a long finish. Drinking really well now. I don't know that it will improve with time, but will easily hold for years.
Taste from nice guest at Farmhouse EV. Gorgeous Schrader elegance and styling. Loads of spice, fresh new leather, dirt road and dark black cherries. The palate is gorgeous and shows enormous amount of extraction. So big yet still caressing and in harmony. Limited notes but so so tasty.
Root 246 Dinner (Root 246, Solvang, California): Opened and glass decanted one hour before serving. Followed over another 1-2 hours. Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Lovely nose of violets, berries, cherries, leather and plums. Flavors of dark berries, cherries, plums and currants. Medium acidity, medium tannins. full bodied. Drink with some air time or continue to hold. It's in the drinking window now. 94-95+?
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