This is a big, structured red, especially for the price point, and you’re going to want to give it a nice long decant so it can reveal all the extravagance tucked inside. A perfumed, Rutherford dusty expression develops into green tea as the tannins settle down and pave the way for boysenberry, red currant, pencil shavings and herbs de Provence on a firm, juicy core.
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Tight and austere when first opened, this wine takes a day to begin to show itself. What starts as a perfumed note, one that takes Rutherford dust into powder-puff territory, begins to turn toward green-tea-leaf as the tannins allow the firm and juicy core of the wine to show. Give this several hours in a decanter or several years in the cellar for the structure to relent.