Gorgeous. moderate deep scarlet. lovely maturing red fruit. A few years ago, I thought this was going downhill, but this bottle was lovely and blew away the 2000 Pegau Cuvee de Capo served blind along side it.
Light garnet color. Still tastes nicely of sweet berry fruit and some loamy earthiness and spice on the nose. Tannins have by now receded but still provide some dryness in the finish. Light spice in the back palate. Nice presentation for an old Grenache; the petite syrah has given this some more structure and a longer life. I am trying to catch up on my older Ridge ATP wines; this is a delight to drink.
Still lots of fruit, but showing secondary flavor characteristics too. Not over the hill, but it's not going to get any better. Very enjoyable for its rich red/dark red fruit and tannins that provide a nice structure. At The Playground with wine group.
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