NOSE: very high-toned; woodsy spice – either stems or oak; hint of leather; grapey; non-descript purple/red fruits; cherry soda; aromatics lean more towards cold climate than warm climate.
BODY: medium-light to medium bodied; raspberry red color of medium-light to medium depth.
TASTE: high acidity (hint of V/A?); same woodsy spice from the Nose is repeated on the palate; maybe a hint of brett; garrigue on the mid and rear palates – also noticeable on the finish; 12.5% alc. not noticeable; very easy to drink and a remarkable value, as is usual for this bottling.
Corey … dude … this bottle should set you back $30 - $35. Give it a shot! This wine (different vintage) was all but forced on me by “my wine guy” a few years ago, and I have been indebted to him for it ever since.