Banana mango pepper. Black licorice. Bell pepper. Anise. Cabernet is hidden under a strong merlot and cassis petit Verdot. Soft richness extends to black cherry finish. Red soil. Very soft but rich balance. Awesome.
This wine is dark, nearly opaque. It almost look like a petite Syrah, but is more red and less violet. The nose has medium oak with strong soft fruit. We decanted and drank over three hours. On the tongue initially, I got a little astrid hues over the fruit but that quickly died down. Fruit is robust with nice minerals backed by some tar and phantom cigar smoke like at the end of an exhale, not the beginning. This wine will drink for another decade. I wish I had more than my trphree remaining bottles of the case.
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