On the nose big barnyard funk with backdrop of red fruit. Ruby red color and very transparent with no brick edges, despite its age. On the palate some light red fruit but dominate by earth flavors. Plenty of structure left but I don't know how long he fruit will hold. Great wine if not somewhat rustic. Would not have guesses CA PN if served blind. B +
Opened and poured, this wine showed well and combined a mixture of youthfulness maturity. The aromatics show cherry, forest floor, floral and subtle spice notes. The color is a medium brick that is appropriate for the wines age. The medium bodied palate shows depth, complexity and balance. The mostly resolved tannins still make a minor appearance on the finish. This is drinking well now and not likely to improve with additional bottle age. This bottle provided a solid showing for this wine and demonstrates that the wine has developed nicely since release.
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