Big & Bold
Big, dark purple-red color, full bodied. The nose starts out on the medium-small side but grows with air and time. Lovely varietal character with boysenberry and oak primary aromas and secondary notes of cedar, leather, cassis. Big, mouth-filling flavors; fruit, acid and tannin to spare, a slight hint of bitterness in the finish which is more of an asset to the complexity than a liability. There is too much alcohol in both the nose and flavors for me right out of the bottle but and hour or two after opening this is not so prominent and the nose is coming on nicely. It will reward patience, I'd recommend drinking it from about 2018 on and for many years thereafter.