Big & Bold
WOW. I finally caved in and opened this bottle since I don't trust my temperamental wine fridge and the recent summer storm power outages over the long haul. No special occasion, just a girl and her fascinatingly intense bottle of wine enjoying the wonders of air conditioning during a record breaking heat wave on a July afternoon. There are so many dark smoky flavors that I don't even know where to start. It tastes even better if you are patient enough to let it decant for a bit. My only regret is not buying more than one bottle so I could break it out again on a more celebratory occasion.
I think this wine might be the most perfect wine I have ever had the pleasure to drink. Balanced, smooth with soft tannins and nice jammy fruit. Nice, long finish.