This is always one of the best values out there in red wine. It drinks like a mini-Barolo. Ruby, clear and bright. The nose has roses, slight earthiness and cherries. With air, some sour cherries emerge. On the palate this is complex and layers of sherries, earth and tobacco are found. Great acidity. Nice finish. At eleven years from vintage, this seems at peak but has at least five or six years left. Current vintages are still available all over for under $25 per bottle. Great with food.
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