This was a delicious wine using Tannat grapes and made in the Ripasso method.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, spice and slight raisin notes.  Full bodied.  On the palate, this is a bit jammy (oddly, the label said Rhubarb Marmalade), with black cherries and again, just a hint of raisin.  Tannic.  Good acidity.  Dry.  Long finish.  There is a nice complexity here as well.  Tasted in a group, this seemed to be a love it or hate it wine, but I loved it.  Drink over the next eight to twelve years.  This would work well with pasta with a meat sauce.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2007

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