Consistent with my previous notes, and even better. I think the needed decanting time is shorter now, and it is a more complex, enjoyable wine. I wanted something that was a 100 percent guarantee pure enjoyment wine tonight, and did not think twice before opening this one. Emily knows wine!
(Day 2 update- tastes even better than day one, on both nose and finish. I think this wine will have longer life than initially forecasted)
A dark red wine. Fruit appeared thin the first 35 minutes but as the wine opened its fruit came out more. This is a good wine that needs to be decanted or opened a hour before enjoying. It has plenty of cellar time left.
After being open and sitting in glass for over 1 hour
Nose: raspberry creme, hints of cedar and earth with just a touch of sweet spices. Smells great
Palate: initially a little bit lean but mid palate has some fullness to the flavors. Tastes of earthy, bramble cherries like they used some whole clusters in this wine. Like the balanced spices and just a touch of cedar and roses on the finish. Tannins are fine, medium balanced along with medium acidity. More on the lean side with no overripe fruits or flappy tastes.
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(Virage Vineyards) Very dark red violet color; complex, herbaceous, loam, tart currant nose; tasty, tart currant, herb, loam palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points (71% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon)