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.