A decadent 30th birthday for Justin Wells (Sammamish, WA): Wow, a knockout wine with a haunting nose. Peat, smoky cherry, rose petal. Justin mentioned "cinnamon red hots" and yup there they were. We all just swirled and swirled and swirled for the hour that this lasted. The mid palate was surprising, almost more reminiscent to me of Hermitage than Burgundy, especially on the approach. Beefy, surprisingly heavy and dense, yet with an extraordinary spicy, stemmy character towards the finish that brought you back to Burgundy. This lasted for about an hour and then started to turn the corner, but while it lasted it was a special wine with surprising heft.
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