Vanilla oak, blackberry, and currant aromas with some spicy notes in the background. Bold blackberry, currant, plum, and oak flavors with surprisingly mild tannins. Hints of cocoa and chocolate emerge in the aromas and flavors on the first day as the wine airs in the glass. Tannins also emerge a bit more as the wine airs in the glass, but they remain smooth and not harsh. Second day similar to the first, with the tannins emerging a bit more in the flavors and finish. Third day generally similar to the second, with a cedar component becoming prominent in the aromas, and just a hint of alcohol in the finish. A big, full bodied, fruit-forward wine; smooth, with mild tannins that become a little more prominent on the second and third days after opening. Nice long finish with balanced fruit and tannins. A bit of fine sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
Big & Bold