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Nothing quite like throwing down the frigging gauntlet right out of the gate. This was one of the last wines added to the tasting, and because of what it is ended up being in the last flight. Another thing is that I found this and the 2006 Sonoma Stage in a box under a table in my spare bedroom, so much for the notion of handling with careâ?¦ Again the tasting protocol is intended to alternatively loosen the wines up and ultimately drive them into the asphalt. This is another example of why this wine remains an icon. Breathtakingâ?¦
Aromas: deep, smooth cherry, violets and medjool date
Palate: chocolate, figs, pulverized, brown sugar-kissed cherry entry with a deep core of spiced red and black fruits.
Impression: after 48 hours of air, it is all there. Harmoniously dense, rich and smooth