This was purchased on release for around $15 and has been in my cellar ever since.  Really impressive showing.  Another wine that Robert Parker nailed!  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is expressive and very nice.  Black raspberries, espresso, smoked meats and black pepper.  Full bodied.  Tannins are resolved.  On the palate, this has a lush texture.  Plenty of black raspberry fruit with some complexity.  Long finish.  Delicious.  Drinking well at age 21, and while it probably can go another ten years, I would drink sooner than later.  This would work well with Roasted root vegetables and potatoes.  


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