Dry and earthy - maybe losing just a bit too much fruit right now so I'd say this should probably be drank sooner rather than later. Definitely a food wine - heavier red fruit like cranberries and some smoke and truffles.
Author Daniel BSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 03/01/2003Drink Dates 2003-2007
Medium Black cherry red color with lots of thin slightly pigmented legs. A big "California" style nose of plum, mint, smoke, and cassis. A plush mouthful of smoky red berry fruits leads to a fairly short finish with moderate tannins and acidity. This wine is drinking quite well at present. A value. Recommended. Drink now to 2007 (can last longer but I would not let it rest past 2007 in order to catch the fruit in the wine?s ascendancy).