Decanted 4+ hours prior to dinner of broiled pork loin, carrots, and potatoes. Dark, mocha-violet color. Powerful nose of dark chocolate menthol, cherries, green pepper, herbs, and onions. Medium-bodied palate follows with tangy raspberries, chocolate cherries, loads of leather, mocha, mushrooms, herbs, and a touch of brett. The finish gradually improved with air and food, bringing a juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins. Overall, a great food wine that is built to last. Drink 2013-2028.
Popped and poured. Let sit out in the bottle for an hour before drinking, but should have decanted. This needs more time to come around. It is in a very tight phase right now and is hard to judge as it's just not giving much up. A touch of berry compote on the back of the palate. Given other vintages of this wine as well as tastes of it at the release, I am going to give it the benefit of the doubt.
A friend and I tasted this at the winery on 10/27/12. It had a rich, balanced bouquet of black currant, blueberry, cocoa, herb and spice aromas. The palate was rich and full with flavors of black cherry, black currant, cocoa, herb and spice. 90+
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(Pomum Cellars Shya Red Wine Yakima Valley) Dark ruby. Very distinctive aromas of herbal notes, floral notes, black tea, and tart cherries. At times teeters toward the green veggies realm, which some may find a pretty accent but others may not. Palate is tart with a ball of cherry flavors concentrated in the middle and grainy tannins. 62.9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.8% Cabernet Franc, 11.1% Merlot, 7.5% Malbec, and 3.7% Petit Verdot. Upland, Elerding, Sheridan, DuBrul, Dineen, and Konnowac vineyards. Aged 17 months in French (89%) and Hungarian oak. 14.7% alcohol. 639 cases produced.
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