This dense wine starts with aromas of smoke, leather and game, then shows lush blackberry fruit on the palate. Hints of espresso, vanilla and chocolate round out the midpalate; the finish shows some unintegrated toasty oak. Give it 3–5 years to develop. —J.C.
Pacific Wine Partners
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Czerwinski has been a wine journalist, editor and taster for over a decade and is a regular wine panelist, speaker and educator for events and organizations worldwide.