This is a blend of 47% Merlot, 33% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc from Turkey.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has black cherries, pine and salinity.  Nice texture.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, this has tight layering.  Notes of black cherries, milk chocolate, black pepper and slight bell pepper.  Reasonably good balance although a bit more acidity would be nice.  Seems to be at peak or slightly past.  Drink now.  This would work better with food.  Eggplant such as Imam Bayildi might be a nice choice.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2008
Current Price: 
$35.00USD

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