A whole bunch of great wines with new and old friends (Marblehead, Ohio): This is not for everybody and a little goes a long way. Still drinking quite youthfully. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, white pepper and some violets. Full bodied. No hint of the 15.9% Alc but you fell it. Lush texture. Delicious. Lots of black raspberries and kirsch. Long finish. In a nice place right now, but no hurry.
Christmas Day Wines (McClure House - San Diego): In a really good spot right now. After a few minutes in the glass, this showed very well. Layers of complexity and concentration. Dark fruit and spice. Berries bramble dark cherries. Great core of fruit. Touch of menthol. Long building finish. This will continue to drink well for several years but no reason to wait.
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