This is part of the new lineup of Penfold's wines that are from other than Australia.  This one is from Napa.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with cassis, baking spices, and smoke.  Medium to full bodied.  Light tannins.  On the palate, this is nice cassis fruit, spice and some underlying char/smoke.  Nice finish.  Drinking well now.  It will make great drinking over the next five to seven years.  It is probably better on its own but will work with bigger flavored foods.  The big question is if this improves with bottle age or not.  Time will tell.  

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