Light red color, nose was a bit closed initially but opened up as the wine came to room temperature. This is a dead ringer for a nice CdP, perhaps Vieux Donjon. Subtle red fruit, spice, garrigue, truffles, cigar smoke, and pie crust notes wrapped up in a well knit package, no weak points whatsoever and a very fulfilling wine. I wish I had inserted this blind into a Rhone tasting as no one would be able to pick this out as Cali Carignane. Another winner from Ridge.
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