This wine is definitely in its prime for a California meritage/Bordeaux blend. Wonderful balance of fruit and acid with just the right amount of oak. This is a BIG meritage blend with plenty of firm tannins left but not so much as to over power the fruit. Beautiful garnet/ruby color and rich, complex density. I have no idea why this vintage is rated undr 90 points by CT community - well worth the current $46 price from the winery for this vintage and it has plenty of time left.
Dark Garnet core that fades to a dark red rim with dark cherry hues. viscosity is high with the legs taking over a minute to form before trickling down. Day bright reflections and high concentration.
Aromas present more on the mature side with earth and loam in front of old wood, currant, plum, dark fruits, dried herbs, dried cherry and coffee. Upon entry flavors of currant and plum are coated with flavors of leather, tobacco, wood, coffee, herbs and cocoa powder. The tannins are moderate, mature and drying without being chewy. The acidity is moderate keeping structure. Mid palate density is moderate as well. In the maturity of its peak. Not a tired wine and food friendly
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