Slow ox'ed for 2 hours then decanted at Republique. Drank over a 3-hour dinner. Aroma and palate were very consistent with my notes from last year, except the fruit dropped off just a little bit more. Just a wonderful wine to enjoy with family and friends over good food. If you have this wine, drink now and the next few years and enjoy.
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(Quintessa Red) #4; COLOR-dark; NOSE-a little funky; little garbage; interesting subtle Black Raspberry; little Oak Monster; TASTE-really dark chocolate; really firm, solid tannins; good richness & explosiveness; really well made; great polish; pure fruit; I like this wine; nice balance; reminds me more of Classic Bordeaux than a CA cult wine; nice tanat-like balance on the finish; I like the red fruit on the mid-palate transitioning to black fruit mixed w/ dark chocolate components on the finish; interesting wine; WE-95; GV-92+
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