stinky nose became more prominent 30 minutes in. think brett, dead animals, etc. very nice. the palate has plenty of fruit, as is normal for these old ridge bottles im learning. the heat and oak are completely integrated and transparent. there's a decent acidic lift, and tons of secondary zaniness. what a treat!
Fantastic wine. Aged petite sirah can get no better in my opinion. Spicy nose that lit up the table when poured into the glass. No decant just drank over 1.5 hrs. Tannins for days but soft and subtle. Really impressive buried treasure!
wine was below the shoulder and cork was soaked. I was expecting vinegar and what I received was much, much better. Unbelievable how this wine has held up given what was left in the bottle. Sweet tobacco with leather undertones. after open for an hour or so, it stated to show some subtle fruits. I have 4 more of these and I am so glad.
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