60% Merlot, 21% Cab Franc, 12% Cab Sauv., 7% PV. Coravin'd for 2 hours. Medium dark tapering to a thin, clear rim. Reticent nose needed lots of coaxing to started to reveal high toned aromas of complex spice, black fruit skin and sandalwood. The palate impression is poised and polished with at soft but bright texture and flavors of black plum, currants, licorice and roasted savory spices. Firm yet perfectly balanced, there is still some ripe tannins and juicy acidity in the structure. Day 2: Decanted for about an hour and enjoyed over the next hour or so. This started to dry up a bit and harden up. Drink up if you own any while the fruit is still upfront.
Couple of Real Nice Washington Reds; 2/16/2013-2/17/2013: Decanted 2 hours. Medium dark color with a bit of brick dust at the thin clear rim. Complex nose combines savory herbaceous elements with sweeter bright dark fruit. The flavors are very bright with out being too dry and there's a nice touch of sweetness to the slightly viscous palate. The tannins are fully absorbed. This continued to flesh out and improve that longer it was opened. Drink now to 2016
Beautiful wine, drinking very well right now. Lots of dark fruit, dark chocolate, and espresso flavors. Doubt it will improve much from here. Great match for peppered steak and gnocchi with cream sauce.
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