This was outstanding if not at the single vineyard level either.  Medium ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose is pretty with cherries, tar and smoke.  On the palate, this has cherries, sour cherries and some underlying forest floor.  Medium tannins.  Some complexity.  It was served pop and pour and really improved after an hour.  Nice acidity.  It worked well with a spicy eggplant but also ravioli in a lemon butter sauce.  It seems to be about as good as it is going to get but no hurry.  I would probably recommend giving it a couple/few hours in a decanter prior to serving.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2005
Current Price: 
$170.00USD

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