vince clortho's Reviews
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My initial tasting of this wine about six months ago left me wondering what all the raves were about. While there were interesting toasty notes on the nose and tartness on the palate, I thought I had to be missing something. New Year's inspired me to open another bottle, and I got all I expected the first time...and more. There were still those toasty notes on the nose, but now with some dried cherry. About an hour after decanting, this wine had a great silky mouthfeel with juicy cherry and understated tannins that gave this wine great structure but with everything in balance. My only regret is that I only have one more bottle of it left...
This wine has a nice ruby color, aromas of cedar and vanilla. Lush fruit on the front end - plum and berry - and a solid tannic structure. Only fault may be that it's too tannic, even after decanted for about an hour. Your tongue feels like it's been coated in velvet, but just a bit too much for my taste. At $20, it's a fantastic value; let it age a year or two, and you've got a wine that may taste like you paid twice as much as you really did.