the nose is nice. the midpalate shows a dominant dark berry and possibly tabacco flavor. this one might be too young yet. either that or it may need to decant for quite a while
I may have popped this too early. I found it hot and high in acidity. On day 2, it was noticeably softer. On day 3, it crumbled. This bottle has been touted as a wine of good QPR by Robert Parker, Gary Vaynerchuk, and cellartracker. Would like a chance to try this in a couple more years.
Nice inviting dark ruby color, with medium legs. Nose has cherry, tobacco, pencil shavings, and hint of red carnation; slight earthiness. Ripe cherry and blue fruit on the palate. Nice balance of mid palate tannins and acid. Long pleasant finish with a slight tart-cherry note. Great value and really easy-drinking once decanted for 1/2 hour or more. I like.
Good bargain- nice every day wine- slightly earthy. well balanced
Three and a half glasses