I believe this is a new wine for Hobel. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, chocolate, some earthiness. On the palate, this was a wonderful rich texture. Lots of cassis fruit over a dry earthiness/dust. Firm tannins. This is ripe but not over done and no signs of being too ripe. Long finish. This seems like it is close to drinking well with a bit of air. It will still improve over the next five to seven years. It drinks well on its own and should work well with roasts and grilled foods.
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