I ended up inadvertently buying a case of this (I bought a half a case twice in error), so I’ve had the chance to try this relatively frequently. At least I did until it became horribly reduced about six years ago. I still had six bottles left, and they were not a pleasant drinking experience, so I decided to let it sit for several years and see what happens. This is my first bottle of those that were remaining.
The wine is clear, pale red with no bricking. The nose displays darker fruit, primarily blackberry and cherry with an occasional whiff of sulfur/barnyard. On the palate the wine shows more blackberry with some cherry peeking around the edges along with a hint of graham cracker. The flavor concentration belies its pale color. The wine is smooth with no rough edges and just enough acidity to give it a nice long finish. I expect that I’ll drink my remaining five bottles over the next 3-4 years as this is in a really good spot for my palate.
I’ve had several Dundee Hills wines with a bad reduction problem and, in the past, I’ve just dumped them because I thought there was no coming back from that problem. That’s an action I now regret. It appears that time can heal that wound, at least in the case of this wine!