Only the second time The Hustler has been made, this spent 38 months in barrel. All the fruit is sourced from the Morrison Lane vineyard. Port-like and amazingly concentrated, it's about as far as a dry wine can go and show fruit that is not buried in…
Big, broad and generous, offering a powerful mouthful of black cherry, sassafras and sweet leather flavors that persist against mildly gritty tannins. Best from 2014 through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 135 cases made.
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