Wow. This is in a great place right now (and has been for a while). Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is classic, Californian, and amazing. Cassis, blueberries, pencil lead, spice and slight chocolate. Amazing texture. Full bodied. Racy yet, powerful. There are light to medium tannins. At age 12, this is still not yet at full maturity. Flavors of cassis, blueberries, slight chocolate and char. Great balance. Long finish. One of the great wines of the world.
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