- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(March 12, 2017) ... A bottle I got as a gift and was not sure when to open it - why tonight? Why not. Dried, smoky and cedary notes lead things off on the nose while on the palate it was also lagging behind in the fruit department - with a little time something resembling fruit started to emerge and by the time the bottle was empty it was spiced-cassis, pencil shavings, dried cherry, and marinaded prunes. I want to think I waited to long, but who the hell knows, maybe this is what the winemaker wanted.