Had to do it....
Dark ruby red in color. Very young, and more closed in than what I remember from release last year. On the nose...No sign of TCA. Crushed juicy cranberry, sweet red cherry, cassis, mint and leather. On the palate, notes of red cherry, vanillin, cassis, new saddle leather, sage/mint, and sweet earth. Medium bodied, lots of fresh acid, and firm tannin. Lacking midpalate presence and a bit short in the finish. This needs at least 5-8 more years to get more approachable. NO TCA on the palate. Not worth $100, but this is a very ageworthy well wrought wine that should be nice with food in time. 90+ pts. for me.