Basically it's the same mix of grapes as the Miscela, but from different vineyard sources. There is a bit of leather and tack room in the nose, but it does not completely submerge the soft, pretty cherry fruit, which finishes with flavors of cut tobacco leaf. This wine is perhaps more approachable and a bit funkier than the Miscela, without the classic structure.
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