2008 Andrew Murray
Watch Hill Vineyard Santa Barbara County
Inky, dark purple and blue, almost black all the way up to the rim. Pungent, ripe nose of blackberry jam, charcoal, sticks, soy sauce, smoke & black pepper. Full bodied, DJ Jammy Jam Meister is at work here, but a big beam of acidity right through the soul of this big wine maintains a surprising balance. California all the way in style with loads and loads of dark fruits; blueberry/blackberry, more smoke and black pepper and a touch of minerals on the finish. If this wine had a favorite band, it would perhaps be Tool. Decant.