Drinking well, but near the end of its optimal drinking window.
Color: Dark red center, lightening edges, but still pretty dark for 11 years of age.
Nose: Dark red fruits - cherry and currants, sage and some dusty oak.
Palate: Cherry and currants, sage and savory herb flavors, some cedar. Well balanced, the tannins are mellowed but silky smooth, nice acidity. Well made wine.
I purchased this from the winery as a library selection a few years back. At the time it was a wine I had sought out but now for the life of me can’t remember why. Either way it was a nice and enjoyable wine that shows why 1997 was such a great year as this wine is nicely balanced from start to finish with ample fruit and silky tannins.