Smooth & Supple
Really smooth and nice to drink
Big & Bold
Initial aromas show bold vanilla oak, blackberry, currant, and floral components. Aromas seem to close up shortly after pouring the first glass, then reappear after a bit of airing in the glass, bringing some herbal, cedar, and cocoa components to the background. Bold currant and blackberry flavors with an oaky background; some dark chocolate, cocoa, and black cherry components emerge as the wine airs in the glass. On second night, aromas start out similar to but a bit more subdued than the initial aromas on the first night, but pick up a bit as the wine airs in the glass. Flavors on the second night similar to the first, with a bit of plum also showing. Third night similar to the second, but with a tinge of sharpness showing in the flavors. Fourth night similar to the second, without any hint of sharpness in the flavors. Full bodied with mild tannins that become more noticeable as the wine airs in the glass. Held up surprisingly well after opening.
Good but overpriced at $24.99.