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.
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