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Tasted On 08/23/2011
From the producer:
"Created expressly for the Gundlach Bundschu wine club, this first vintage of an exciting new blend offers the lush, fleshy fruit and smoky character of Syrah with the dense, dark flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon. Together, they are a symbiotic revelation. Like chocolate-covered cherries. Or bacon-wrapped figs. Or bacon-wrapped anything, really. Aromas and flavors are densely packed with wild berries, dark chocolate and wisps of hickory and black pepper, with a smooth, round texture and a long, chewy finish of rich fruit, cocoa and espresso. This elegant blend is intended for your enjoyment within 5-10 years from vintage."
No wonder I didn't get the deeper cocoa and espresso flavors... I need to wait 5 years ;)