(USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Veggies on the nose with sour cherries, burnt log and cocoa. Great deep purple color. The palate is huge in complexity with chocolate, plum, cherries, and a good dose of cedar. The start is a touch short right at the opening, the mid palate is a little uneventful and then the finish goes to a strong cigar taste. The finish is long. Tannins are well balanced. I like this wine because it has character, complexity and has an old world feel to it. Definite try for about 55 bucks. Borderline 90 points.