Deep color, rich nose and forward flavors less Bordeaux in nature and more new world. Requires some time to open - would suggest decanting for an hour prior to drinking. Smooth berry and fruit flavors with added complexity of oak and earth. Very nice, especially considering the price. I would give this another year prior to consuming more - I do prefer younger, forward wines.
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Tasted On 08/02/2012
Not nearly as dark and deep as the critics exclaim. Nevertheless, it has a great bouquet of blackberries and blueberries. Medium bodied, with everything in balance. The finish is still a tad dry and tannic, but this will settle down in a year or two. Very approachable now.