-- decanted 1 hour before tasting --
-- tasted non-blind --
62% Zinfandel, 30% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre
NOSE: A very complex nose featuring ripe raspberry and persistent cigarbox aromas. Notes of anise and celery salt round out this wine's spicy/perfumy bouquet.
BODY: fine particulate matter is suspended in the wine; garnet color of medium-deep depth; full bodied.
TASTE: Luscious ripe raspberry and sandalwood flavors dominate...oak is noticeable too. Full palate, medium length finish is a bit on the hot side. This wine wasn't as expressive as it's been in the past.
B: 50, 5, 12, 15, 7 = 89