Purple/ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. On the nose black cherries, dust, some cherries and tea leaves. Medium bodied. Silky texture. Black cherry fruit with some underlying forest floor. Tight and tannic. This seems riper than other vintages but also seems very closed. Eventually it opened up after a couple of hours in the glass. Maybe hold for a couple years and drink for ten after that. It will work better with food. Maybe Potato Tortelli would be a nice match young.
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