This is a Merlot dominant Napa Red proprietary blend from Oak Knoll.  Really an impressive wine.  Inky purple in color with a thin ruby rim, opaque and bright.  The nose is tight (it is young) but with some air, black cherries, cherries, and milk chocolate emerge.  With a bit more air, there is also cedar, cassis and slight sandalwood and dust.  It took a few hours to full open up without any decanting.  Full bodied.  Firm tannins.  On the palate, black cherries, cassis, plums, over a char and slight tobacco.  Long finish.  This is delicious and has a nice complexity.  If drinking soon, give it a three hour decant.  Best to hold for three to five years and drink over the next ten to twelve.  But, then again, it is delicious now.  Great on its own, this would work great with roasted fowl.  For those who keep track, this is a gay owned winery but more importantly, this is a delicious wine.  

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