Pop and pour at a casual restaurant. Deep, murky purple in the glass. Classic RRV nose, finish had some surprising and substantial leather and oak notes. Fruit has faded a bit, but still drinking nicely and will go for a bit yet.
14.4% alcohol. Red cherry color. Very pretty nose of black cherry, baking spice, and minerals. This is classic RRV. The black cherry fruit on the palate just explodes; it's tight and focused. Bright acidity supports the ample spice and earth notes. Long finish. Good stuff that will unwind and take on some elegance with age. A-
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