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Deep currant & boysenberry jump right up. As it relaxes I’m getting hints of cedar, oodles of crushed cherry. On the palate it brings a youthful but surprisingly composed, expressive and robust character. Perhaps a symptom of the ‘14 vintage, the tannins are extremely smooth and melt delightfully into h mid-palate of the wine, leading to an elegant, if not a bit demure finish.
@DuMOL Winery @rrv — 2 months ago
Revolutionary reveal that’s in its prime. Beautifully lush and yet defined with a wonderful precision of each varietal (39% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a healthy 18% of Petit Verdot) gracefully crossing the palate- the 2007 Jefferson Vineyards Meritage is one of my favorite Virginia wines of all time. — a month ago
It’s a delight. On the brighter side of ruby, the nose brings a new expression of fleshy cherry as it breathes, and the palate opens in a graceful - yet unmistakable- setting that reveals its home in Nuits St. Georges. The irony of it all is that the vineyard itself bears the name of “infertile land”.
Sampling from this incredible 1’er Cru, there seems to be absolutely ZERO indication of such ‘infertility’. Point. Wing made as concisely as possible: THIS is some fertile juice. — 6 months ago
The nose is mild and a smidge subdued but hinting of lemon grass and pear. The approach is lush and lovely, carrying along a medium-bodied mid-palate. The full & graceful push to the finish is this wine’s definite strong-point. Almost sticks out like a sore thumb. With delight. — 4 months ago
Had to pop this to help celebrate the crowning achievement that the incredibly astute Matthieu Finot has been awarded- and more over to toast to all the BEAUTIFUL work that’s been (& BEING) done by the “3”. Jake & Emily I sing all of your praises- and this beautiful wine of its very own impressive “conversation” is an even richer conversation than when we first for to wrap it around our ‘thirsty palates’.
BRAVO TO THE THREE! The three...with lamb chops tonight. Baby. — 5 months ago