Comes on soft and lush, with a bit of delicious juice and tarragon and but as it swirls around the mid-palate, it somehow draws together into a nice snap of acid and concentration just before smoothing out into a nice drawn out finish.
It's almost like watching a movie in which a glass of wine spills and breaks, but in reverse -- the drops gathering together into rivulets, shards leaping back together and fusing, and right at the end, the whole glass leaps up back to the table and some six-year-old with a toy rifle runs offscreen backwards.
Decanted for an hour. Nice dark Syrah fruit that was deep, rich with a smooth finish. Medium spice and still a bit compact in the mid palate. Went great with stuffed Turkey. This will improve in the short term and gain a point or two by 2017.
W lasagna. Excellent wine, with lots going for it. Good dark color, great smokey meaty nose, on palate the same with fruit. Good wine with some life left although tannins were a bit dry. Needs half hour of air.
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