Consumed from my own cellar at The Joel Palmer House during IPNC weekend. While I've detected some bottle variation in the wine over the years, this bottle was right on point. Still driven by an opulent display of dark fruits and spice on the nose and palate, a few tertiary layers are now evident only serving to add more layers and overall complexity to the wine. This bottle could have easily lasted another 3-5 years.
Color: Ruby Smell: Earth, funk, cherry, and a hint of dill with a light smokiness, leather, and tea Taste: Dried cherries, potpouri, and cranberries Overall: Outstanding...but it needs time to breathe. These notes are afer 2+ hours in a magnum decanter. Light bodied, medium fruit, medium acidity, and a good dose of complexity. Drink or hold. Decant for a minimum of 2+ hours or wait 4-6 years.
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