Not to be confused with the wine of the same name from the Valley floor in Oak Knoll, this is from Atlas Peak and is mountain fruit. This is a step up in quality and price. Inky purple in color. Very concentrated. The nose has cassis, dark chocolate graphite and char. On the palate, this is tannic. Concentrated cassis flavors. Fine tannins. It opens in the glass but could use some time/decanting. Nice balance. Good finish. A polished wine that should improve for the next five years. Will work on the dinner table or on its own. $85 retail.
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