Wow!..this wine's at a perfect stage right now. A deep garnet-purple; thick to the edges. Great Rutherford aromatics, full of dusty blue & black fruits, which carry into the flavor profile and continue through to the chalky but well tamed tannins. A hint of sage-infused licorice with an almost savory characteristic that makes you want to chew it. The acidity is subtle; being fully integrated at this stage. Smooth, full and round - from start to finish. As good as my most memorable bottle of this wine. Truly a fine representation of the AVA and a fair value at that.
Deep red center, red rim with a little signs of age. Creamy cassis, rosemary, a little shoe polish, blackberries, toasty oak. Sweet, cassis and plums, ripe red fruits, a little iron and stone, moderate acid and tannin in the middle, great length. Drinking very well now. Mature and no need to keep longer.
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