I sometimes find myself writing basic notes and then forgetting about the wine until many days, and several bottles later before I post to the blog. It makes it hard to put pen to paper and relive the wine after a period, but this one was different. I wrote several lines of notes and after reading them I could almost taste the wine again. It had a thick purple appearance with a nose of plums, cocoa, pomegranate. Smoke, iodine, plum jam, blueberry preserves and eucalyptus all exploded on the palate with crispy acidity and generous tannins. An interesting taste/mouthfeel combo that kept me coming back for more. There was a lovely oregano hint on the longish finish. Served with lamb shanks, it was the perfect combination. I noted that is had ‘Bright fruit, Napa ringer’. I can’t wait to see the other bottles evolve, it’s going to be magic for this 92 point effort. Some of the pro’s went as high as 95 on it, we shall see. You can find it for about $35, making it a solid 4 star wine. Salut….