Wine Dinner; 10/24/2014-10/26/2014 (Bella Trattoria, San Francisco): 500mL. Day 2 after opened. Deep purple color, cannot see through, no bricking; nose of plums, blueberry fruit, slight VA; palate is sweet, full bodied, has some jammy blackberry and blueberry fruit that fade quickly through the midpalate, slight tannic bite in the midpalate; finish is short. I didn't try this the night it was opened since I didn't want to focus on anything but the Yquem horizontal, and this would have stuck out a bit. On a different day, the style is interesting, almost like a lighter more acidic port, but the quality overall is average (short palate, short finish, simple jammy fruit flavors). Drink up now. 85-86
Starts off pretty bright and plummy, with a little time in the glass the plum becomes more raisiny and pruney, clearly some RS but not overwhelmingly sweet, really does come on like a very concentrated (if somewhat one-dimensional) Amarone.
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