Decanted for 90 minutes. Strong nose of berry, earth, and a touch of smoke. Bright flavor of berry and cherry, with s nice base of peaty funk. Not a long finish. Texture somewhat thin, but a very complex profile.
I had this over 2 nights next to the 01 Mt Eden. This is a wine that I picked up multiple bottles of as I began to explore Siduri. It had been 5 years since I tried it. At that time I enjoyed everything but the bitter astringent finish. I was curious as to what would happen with this wine. So here are my new thoughts. At first the nose seemed a bit oxidized and seemed to show VA. As the evening went on the nose mellowed. Very big sweet fruit at the fruit but the same astringent finish. That kills it from going to the next level. The front palate is very nice. Where the Mt Eden had very high acid it almost made this seem soft but it was far from flabby. This worked equally well by itself as with food. Can't figure out the finish.
I pulled this wine for leftovers tonight, rmembering a pretty thin performance two years ago. This was pretty full-throttle tonight! Bright light cherry extraction. Nose was very expressive (much more than I remember from 2 years ago) with vivid strawberry and a huge core of red and bing cherry giving immense depth. Only a hint of the peat/earth on the nose, but this element emerges on the very full and compelling palate along with the fruit. The structure and acidity of this wine was just beautiful and cut right through a fritatta made with left over (but still red) Copper River Salmon, onions, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and porcini mushrooms. Another pleasant food-friendly surprise from Dianna, Adam and Company.
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