Upon opening, this wine was entirely dominated by bing cherries and cassis on both the nose and palate. After ninety minutes in the decanter, it has come around a bit to reveal some leather and dark chocolate. The tannins are fully integrated, leaving a strong and relatively short acidic finish. Despite this, a great pairing with the skirt steak I grilled up. This is my first older Robert Craig and my first 98 Affinity, so it is hard to place this in context. Nevertheless, I hoped for a bit more.
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