Opaque garnet/red gradually fading to a very pale pink/red rim.
Attractive, enticing nose - earthy and rich with hints of wet dog and a touch of stalkiness.
Full bodied with tangy redcurrant fruit, a touch of sulphur, and lovely vegetal/tobacco undertones.
Good alcohol and extract and firm tannins.
Needs 3 to 4 years to break out - very good.
Wine Tasting: U.S. of A. 1995 and 1996