Always a great value, the price has snuck up a bit and this was a bit disappointing considering all of the hype over the vintage. That said, it was still a very good wine for a reasonable price. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has a cherry candy quality to it. Also a sour cherry note. On the palate, this is very sweet/tart. Sweet cherries almost cloying but not quite playing off a tart sour cherry note. Medium tannins. Ok finish. And interesting wine that may settle down some and improve. It will work well with stews and meat dishes.
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