This was interesting, a cooler vineyard site in a warmer vintage.  The resulting wine was excellent.  Ruby in color with some browning at the rim.  The wine still retains a pretty nose with some floral notes to go with cherries, black cherries and a slight pine note.  A nice medium to full bodied texture.  Plenty of depth.  Light tannins.  On the palate, notes of black cherries, black currants, and some underlying tea leaves.  Long finish.  Good acidity.  While this drinks nicely on its own, it works better with food.  Braised short ribs would be a nice match.  


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