Nose: Exceedingly earthy-meaty at first, with increasing air time these characteristics were replaced by lush black raspberry scents, with undertones of walnut oil and earth.
Mouth: Ripe and concentrated, with very nice earthy-saline and blackberry flavors, leading to a long, slightly tannic finish, though the tannins are soft. Excellent balance, and medium-full body.
Cellar or drink?: Drinking well now (with air), this wine should improve over the next 2-3 years.
Price/store: Was $13.50 at Spec’s on Smith.