Big & Bold
I cannot explain what happened when this wine was rated but, I think it was a mistake. The only thing I can see with this vintage is that at only 3 years old, it's young. The nose of this vintage is rich and full. The presentation is good with excellent legs for its age. The color is dark red and garnet with hints of purple, which speaks to its youth. The pallet was good with slightly out of balance tannins and acidity, again because of it youth. There were distinct notes of spices, earth, oak, and ripe fruit. The finish was consistent with its age and will lengthen as it ages. At a price that is less than $14 per bottle, I dont think there is a better opportunity on this web page. At this price, I would highly recommend buying at least a case of this wine and putting it away for 5 years. When this vintage matures, it will be excellent. I would give this wine a solid 90 points now. I think its 88 point rating is pessimistic. This wine is going to be excellent in the years to come.