ITEM 8467834 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit
More smoked tobacco, chocolate, and cigar-like nuances...full-bodied, red and blue-fruited expression from this valley floor site, which usually seems to produce a more black-fruited wine. The quality of the tannins is remarkable, and the wine offers brilliant purity of fruit...plenty of mid-palate depth.
...bold plum preserves, warm cassis and Black Forest cake notions, followed by hints of menthol, tilled soil and Indian spices. Rich, full-bodied and generously fruited, the palate has a solid foundation of taut, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long on a lingering minty note.