This was a terrific wine, with ripeness, balance, concentration, and complexity, all in good measure.
Nose: Beautiful, ripe, rich scents of sweet blackberry and cassis, as well as smoky pencil lead. Makes you want to keep sticking your nose in the glass and keep sniffing.
Mouth: Rich, full, and smooth-textured. Complex flavors of ripe plum and cassis, as well as smoky oak and mineral-laced gravel. Decent balancing acidity in a long, pure finish.
Cellar or drink? I would drink this over the next two years, as it is beautiful and soft right now.
Price/store: Was $23.88 at Whole Foods on Bellaire.