Ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose is dusty with black cherries, spice and tea leaves.  On the palate, this is medium bodied.  Nice cherry fruit with some underlying forest floor.  Medium tannins.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  It does seem tight and in need of more cellar time.  Hold for another three to five years and drink for ten to twelve after that.  Plenty of upside with proper cellaring on this.  A nice match would be a stew like the Tuscan favorite Spezzatino.

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