Wow.  Stunning showing and WOTN at our tasting group's annual holiday party.  This seems to be about at peak, but it also has some youth so perhaps it will get better.  Ruby in color, if a bit flat.  The nose is gorgeous with cherries, cinnamon, slight wet tobacco notes and just a bit of woodiness. On the palate, this has bright cherries with some underlying spice and just a hint of funk.  Great texture.  This straddles the line between elegance and fruit beautifully.  Great balance.  Long finish.  This is great on its own but worked quite well with stuffed mushrooms.  It would be great with roasted fowl or veggies.  No hurry, this easily goes another decade.  

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