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Community Tasting Notes (60) Avg Score: 93.0 points

  • Clear deep ruby

    Black fruit: blueberries
    Meaty, black pepper, umami?

    Fresh fruit, cool fruit, a bit like zinfandel
    High acid
    High tannins
    Very integrated
    Med+ body
    Med finish
    Med alcohol

    Excellent. Simply class. In the midst of evolving... fruit will probably last another 10 years, will go for another 10 after...

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  • From (free!) glass. Woogh, the nose: deep, deep coconut and an elegant red nail polish. Ok, that's fanciful, but there was overall a bizarre, compelling kind of "sexy/hollow" quality to the wine - a painted lady with an appeal both overcoming and consisting in her artiface. I guess the nail polish also connects with a sherried aspect to the nose and palate, both a salty sandalwood and an older, mild molasses quality in a much older Rioja I had recently. Anyway, back to more conventional things: cocoanut oakies, cassis, piquito pepper, plenty of tannin still there. Very young, very complex. Will age into something wirey and profound. Certainly fascinating and giving plenty of pleasure now.

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  • Not blind
    Red berries, reluctant but with lot of power. A bit too one dimensional in this stage but refreshing acidity- 92-93

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  • No formal notes, PnP at restaurant. Loved the complexity, didn’t find oak overpowering. Took home 1/3 of the bottle and it was even better the next day. Great bottle.

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  • Opened for our 12th wedding anniversary. Initial aromas were fruit, and birthday cake. Left bottle for 30 min before pouring. found it to be a little too soft initially, but now I'm 3 hrs in, and the soft supple tannins are awesome, velvety and soft, but hang in there for a good 30 seconds. I went from a 90 point score initially to a 93 the way it's drinking now. Wish I had more of this, is just awesome.

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