Aromatic mushrooms, cedar, and pine resin were pleasant.
Medium-plus body carried glorious acidity with layered sweet and persistent tannin (maybe a bit overwhelming for soft Merlot fans).
The flavors of earth, chocolate, blueberry, and strawberry were nicely balanced with dried herbs, but finished quite long and explosively on an intensifying tannic presence, mushrooms, mint, warmth from the 15% alcohol, and a multifaceted spiciness.
In my lexicon of wine tasting, this is a notable and desirable red wine, one of which I'd like to have many bottles in my cellar.
For such a great wine, the price makes this a high quality value!
I know there are those out there which only buy wine for four or five bucks, they will almost certainly drink inferior wines at the whim of circumstance, but generally you get what you pay for.
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