This intense, concentrated wine is wrapped in tight tannins for a tooth-drying texture that needs time to mellow for optimum drinking. Hearty flavors of grilled beef, black pepper and grilled plums give it a spicy palate impression. Best from 2026. Jim Gordon
Bottle Size750 ml
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