Dark, deep purple in color. Wonderful nose of blueberry and blackberry Blackberry with vanilla. On the the palate there is considerable oak and some acidity. Much more oak than previous bottles and the oakiness distracts from the experience. Decanted for 2+ hours.
Wonderful fruit forward and earthy nose. Very smooth yet with some tannins and acidity. Slight vanilla flavors on finish. Good example of what can be so good about Bolgheri Cab blends - a result with more fruitiness than Bordeaux but exhibiting more fruit and oak restraint than comparable Napa efforts. Still youthful and a decant is recommended.
Pretty indeed. In a typical year this is ~ 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Petit Verdot. Wow what a pretty nose. Although I preferred this wine more than my wife, she drank it blind and nailed slightly aged Italian cab blend. Plenty of acidity as expected from a Bolgheri cab blend, this paired very well with a grass fed beef filet mignon, as the soft sexiness of the cab blend worked well with the melt in your mouth steak. An excellent food wine, and not too bad on its own.
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