Brought this wine to relatives' as an accompaniment to Thanksgiving
dinner and it was an excellent choice. Due to the long ride in the
back of the van, and our late arrival, the wine was somewhat chilled when
we popped the cork, and it initially offered only a reluctant bouquet.
However this brilliant ruby beauty opened as it warmed, offering intensely
sweet fruit, but obviously not because of residual sugar. Oak was
well in the background and the full flavored fruit was well balanced with
the fine integrated tannins, followed by a lingering finish. This
fruit driven wine is ready to go, but given its youth one still wonders
whether the best is yet to come.