2012 La Montaña
Is a vibrant violet tinged red in the glass. Curious in the nose... It reminds of the sort of Dali painting where it is a painting of one big thing that is also a painting of other smaller things... at the same time. You know those? While consumed as a sum of parts, this wine at any particular nasal glance is clearly Petit Verdot. Or clearly Petite Sirah... or Syrah. Cab now? That's fun. In the mouth there is fresh, spicy tannin. Plum. Cassis. Roasted beet. Sassafrass. Fennel seed. Is sticky & persistent on the palate, leaving like fruit laden velcro strips peeled from said palate one strip at a time. What to put on the plate when this is in the glass? Charry, fatty, red-meaty business tempered with roasted root vegetables? Marrow bones, parsley & carbonized crusty bread? A campfire & a ribeye? All good quesitons.