Deep purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is great. Very Bordeaux-like in a Californian way. Cassis, cherries, baking spices with a slight black licorice. On the palate, this is young but showing some maturity. Light to medium tannins. On the palate, the fruit is more black cherry than cassis. Some oak still showing. Some minerals and dry earthiness underneath. Nice finish. This is a beautiful wine that is probably at the start of peak. It will mature more over the next ten years and be good for another ten to fifteen after that.
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