A very dark purple wine with minimal clarity. The nose is supple with dark fruits, leather and herbal elements.
On the palate this wine is even more supple and appeared well integrated. The tannin, acids and alcohol were in tune. More of the dark fruits like black cherry and plums were forward. Flavors of black current and chocolate were at the mid palate and this finished carried forward the herbal elements.
I have enjoyed several vintages of the DuBrul vineyard and the 07 is consistent with previous vintages, perhaps a point or two less than the 2005 but very enjoyable!
Decanted for 3 plus hours. I was expecting more from this. crimson colored. wonderful floral, earthy nose. Dark fruit and mineral and cinnamon spice give it an old world feel but it never fully opens up to anything exciting or interesting. Tannins are smooth and the alcohol balance is right but it just fails to deliver on the fruit.
Couple of Real Nice Washington Reds; 2/16/2013-2/17/2013: Decanted 2 hours. Exceptionally dark--nearly opaque with a thin purple/crimson rim. Classic DuBrul nose of savory herbs, dried flowers and dark black fruit. Bright, juicy and lifted flavors feature herb infused black currant, plum and dark chocolate that are both powerful and delicately balanced. The structure is elegant and refined. Clearly the best wine I've had from this unique site. Really very special. Drink now to 2020.
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