Allowed to decant in glass for 1 hour prior to initial glass. Little fruit and a bit more tanic than expected. Even at this price point, I was a bit disappointed. Vacuum sealed and left at room temp for 2 days as I had to go out of town. Second try revealed much more fruit. Tannins still evident but this made me think that the rest of my case may be stretched out over 3 to 4 years. If you drink this now, you need to give it time for the fruit to come out.
had a wine tasting party--all blind tasting. this was everyone's fav. good value'
In the words of Will Farrell as ELF....... "It's very purple-y". This is one of the most opaque wines that I have ever tried. I am certainly no expert on what a little more bottle age could do for this wine, but It may do well to sit for another year or two. Still pretty tannic. Great with the BBQ short ribs though.