Originally a very structured wine, with compact black fruit flavors, we originally believed this wine would take a decade to integrate and come together, but have been proven wrong. We are thrilled at how this wine has evolved since its release in 2009! With an hour decanted, the 2006 drinks better than any vintage we have released, and gains complexity as it sits in the glass over dinner. The structure has moderated and the refined red cherry flavors have fanned out into a complex, civilized elixir, pairing well with a nice filet. There is enough acid and tannin to age well for many more years.