In this 100% varietal, grapes from Art Den Hoed Vineyard were aged in neutral French oak. Front notes suggest black raspberry, grape Jolly Rancher and kirsch. It's flavorful and supple in feel, with plummy fruit flavors leading to a meat-filled finish. Still drinking young, it should improve with additional time in the bottle.
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