A little VA when opened, much better after 2 hr decanting. A little tight at first but great presence in the mid-palette and decent finish.
Interesting thing was comparing it to the 06 Bel Canto... Basically the same percentages of CF and Merlot, but the Cara Mia vineyard's fruit was more complex and had a much longer finish despite it's youth.
Decanted 1 hour. Nose of spicy blueberry, oak, vanilla and pencil lead, following to the palate. This wine needed more decant time to fully integrate the oak monster, so I left it alone for awhile. The fruit really started to sing after about 3 hours, when I was headed for bed. Vacuum sealed and will taste again on day 2. Day 2: Much more integrated, but still lots of oak. Tasty, but definitely needs a couple more years.
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