Opened in 2011, with 8 years of aging behind it, and this was still a blockbuster. Dark purplish-red in coloring, and so thick it almost looks black. Thick on the palate as well. Tannins still quite pronounced. I think this could have cellared another decade with no issue whatsoever. Intense flavors of leather, cassis, dried cherries, blackberries, tobacco, and oak. Nose of marzipan and currant jelly. This is a fairly complex wine from the people who first bottled the varietal.
Nice QPR at $10. Simple blueberry and spice, not much complexity. Nice and sweet upfront, but a dry, short finish. Would be a crowd pleaser. However, for QPR these days I'd just as soon go for a Spanish or Aussie red.
Very grapey color and aromas. Looks almost like Welch's grape juice in the glass. This wine is better the second day after opening. I decanted this for 6+ hours on day one and it was still pretty primal. Day two and the flavors have smoothed out some. Blueberry and pepper flavors and gripping tannins, chewey and super ripe.
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