Shane, we are on the same wavelength. I had the first of my six pack last night at Green Gables Inn. (Jersey guys, start drooling now!!) All I can say is, WOW! The nose was very intense with violets and black cherry. Beautiful plum, and velvety chocolate flavors and a long, long finish. Tannins were still pretty burly, even after 2 hrs. open. This one could last a while, IMO. I'd give it a jb Rating of 93 pts.