Can't believe it's been 8 yrs since my last bottle of this?!?! BIG acid last time....totally integrated now. Still pretty bright and high toned with some sour skin acidity....tannins have let go of their Kung Fu....dark liqueured berry fruits...raspberry, cherry, blackberry, black plum.....still oozes with goodness.....dark chocolate ganache, cocoa bean, cedar spice, dried chocolate covered blueberries.......really lovely florals, herb roasted meats, tar, lead pencil. Last time showed a little angular.....although more integrated now with the age...still kind of sharp at times? That acid livens the wine...but does kick it out of whack ever so.......but that's nit picking here.....at 11, this is VERY satisfying!
HdR Opening Tasting: Nice to see Justin and Heather again and to meet Sierra. This wine is really in a great spot. These wines age beautifully despite what many people say. Inky purple. Black raspberries, black pepper some grilled meats. Light and dancing yet powerful. Lots of fruit left. Some tannins. Showing depth and complexity. Longest line of the tasting.
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