WSI93 VIN92 Bright, dark red. Dark raspberry, minerals and bitter chocolate on the perfumed nose, complicated by menthol and herbal nuances and lifted by a floral quality. Very suave and refined on entry, then smooth and floral in the middle palate, showing a tighter grain than the Union Gap blend. As much red as black fruit in character and quite seamless; medicinal in a positive way, with nuances of menthol and red licorice. Firmly constructed but reveals an essential suppleness of texture that makes it tastable already. Still, this wine’s substantial fine-grained tannins call for at least a year or two of cellaring, and it has the material and balance to evolve gracefully. My sample was even more floral with 24 hours of aeration, and I raised my score a point. Classy juice!