Dense center with bright red edge. Black fruit opening to red fruit aroma and flavors after 1-2 hours of air. Well integrated tannins with modest remaining oak. Plum and red currant at the finish. Needs air time after opening... steadily improves over 2+ hour drinking time. Would rate higher if just a bit more structure....
Enjoyed this beyond my expectations. At first it seemed a little weak, but after about half an hour decant it was showing some pleasant black fruit, fig, and plum on the nose, and plum in the mouth. It shifted noticeably toward a cherry profile after another hour or so. Over the course of the evening, the fruit characters always retained real purity and balance. Tannins are integrated by now, and I barely noticed any hint of oak that seemed to have bothered others. Ready to drink now.
A Cadence tasting (Seattle, WA): A bit shy and reticent on the nose which picks up in the glass after some time, some berry notes. Really nice energy to this firm, well-structured wine. Rather ready actually. Savory with a nice backbone and good underlying mineral flavors.
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