Dark inky color and first pour through an aerator exhibited dark fruit and a lot of heat on the initial taste and on the finish. Four days later, dark fruit, pencil, and some tobacco with less heat and an oak barrel tastel on the finish. Maybe it needs food to rein it in.
Deep garnet color. PnP through Vinturi: wonderful dark fruit nose with earth-tones and a bit of gravel. Very tannic, but with the fruit to back it up. Opened well an hour later. Bing cherry, black raspberry, tobacco among other pleasing notes on the palate. Day 3 was even better, and much mellower!
4th Saturday Brown Bagger (Sue & Mike's): A mix of red and dark fruit in the bouquet, along with an anise/tarragon quality and dill. Red fruit and spice on the palate, with dark fruit on the finish. Develops a strawberry note as it opens further in the glass. Guessed Napa cab.
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