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klezman wrote:We got a sample of this last night! I don't have my notes on me, but it's a young PS that's rather well behaved for its age. Plenty of fruit and tannin, not too complex, but for $20 + tax/ship it's a pretty reasonable value.
By the time I got to this, there wasn't any funk left in the nose; I picked up plums, blackberries and oak. However when drinking it, the solid curtain of tannins didn't allow much fruit to be revealed, even though it had been in the decanter for several hours at that point. So young and closed, its hard for me to judge it. Get your vinturi out and take a couple of passes with it, or be prepared to store it a good long while. Fans of the varietal will probably enjoy it (eventually), and the price seems fair for the juice.
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I also had an opportunity to taste this. My notes are limited but I recall glass staining purple color, medium weight, blueberry (though mostly muted) taste with lots of puckering tannins. Overall, it was a bit too generic for my liking though it may be due to its youthfullness?
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I have a bottle of the 2005 vintage sitting in my cellar.
I'll have to open it some day, or some year.
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