A Baby-Priced Baby

Ruddy ruby with tiny clear edges.  Good crust on the bottom.  Nutty, with fresh-baked bread and dried cranberries.  A crisp mineral-dust base co-exists with an alcohol tinge. No sign of almost ten years.  Maybe just the slightest teeny-tiny overripe pruniness if you really over-think it.  It is an amazing-smelling wine: ripe and beautiful.  I bought a bunch of these on close-out–forget where–in the 5-or-6-dollar range.  Almost positive it wasn’t Grocery Outlet but it was quite a few years ago.   Absolutely nothing disappoints in the mouth.  Big and bright, acidic to a fault and a good chunk of old-world funk, fruit shining through steadily with, again, barely a trace of polish.  Classic tannin.  Wow what a wine.  I could drink this almost every day.  13-0  ♦♦♦  Yes, that third diamond is because of price.  Sue me.

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