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On the nose, generous blackberry and logan berry characters, with a hint of licorice, mocha and background of cedary oak. The oak fermentation and maturation have enhanced the spice and mocha characters of the wine. Some open fermentation has helped to retain and build on the fruitfulness and other techniques have enriched the general complexity. Huge berry fruit, spicy nutmeg and mocha characters fill the palate. The oak is well balanced along with acidity leading to a long finish of persistent fruit, fine grained tannins and cool climate mint notes. A full bodied, warm wine that complements any red meat dish or white meat with rich sauce.
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