At nine years old, its probably at the prime of its drinking window and likely won't improve further with ageing so its time to drink up. We had a bottle with bbq at home the other night, then took a bottle to Daughter Erin and Johnnie's for Memorial Day bbq rib dinner - an ideal pairing.
My tasting notes indicate we last had this label on the 4th of July for holiday bbq dinner, just like this tasting.
As posted earlier, I chronicled my discovery of this wine and what I learned about this producer and label in an earlier blog posts.
Consistent with earlier notes ....
Dark inky purple, full bodied, thick, concentrated, chewy black and blue berry fruits with a layer of alcohol, tones of caramel and vanilla, turning to hints of black pepper and mint on a moderate tannin laced lingering finish.
RM 90 points.