Served from a large, wide decanter after 30 minutes of aeration. Fruity, smooth-edged, heavy on the palate, huge bouquet, looong finish of meat juice and caramel. Still quite primary at this point, but beginning to come together. Mercifully, this bottle was only 14.5% ABV. A good example of a Napa Meritage. Would buy again, but hold this vintage until 2017.
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Tasted On 05/04/2012
Needed a day of air to show its stuff. On first opening it was disjointed and not showing much. But on day 2, a different story. Good amount of red fruits present, with cassis, licorice and spices. Very nice!