Nine bucks and highly rated, why not?
Lots of dark stuff on the nose – plum, blackberry, some chocolate, and black cherry.
Not bad – definitely a big wine – chocolate covered cherries, plums, some mild tobacco notes, a bit of vanilla comes through as well as some black pepper and dried spices.
Candied cherries linger for some time along with some oak and spices.
Nest day: Chocolate covered cherries on the nose. A huge, black fruit palate with a touch of flabbiness...some vanilla comes through from the oak as well as a hint of black pepper. It seems to have gotten bigger but simpler.
Nice complexities on an under $10 bottle and definitely worth a look.