Overly alcoholic after opening, but then goes back to more normal levels after half an hour of breathing. Ripe red cherries , black fruit, meat and some spices emerge and the wine becomes rounder, and fresher. Still too alcoholic imho, but certainly nice.
2013 Christmas Wine Dinner (Naperville, IL): Last wine of a very long and amazing wine dinner. I am surprised at the scores below. For me this tasted exactly like the Ramey Rodgers Creek (2007). Pepper forever on the nose as well as the taste.
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