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Storybook Mountain Reserve Seps Estate Cab. Dark ruby red edge/ dark violet in color (15+ minutes in the glass). Cranberry, boysenberry, dark chocolate, tobacco leaf. Refine tannins , light acidity. A herbal spice, blackberry jam finish to it. Lingers for quite a bit. Nice wine. Drink them up. — a day ago
Pali Wine Company Rancho Vina Vineyard. Aged 15 months in 50% new oak. Just feels like a PN day.
Pale ruby (touch darker)in color. Floral, approachable nose. Black plum, black cherry, cranberries, baking spices, vanilla. Nice background of acidity. Drink in the next 4/5 years. Decant for 30 minutes. Edit- The acidity subsides after an hour. The fruit moves forward on the palate. Very nice.
This label has taking it up a notch. Top to bottom, wines are quite good.
— 5 days ago
06’ Stormy Weather Cabernet. Winemaker Cameron Woodbridge, brother of Jason (Hundred Acre)
Sourced from Jericho Canyon. Ramey & Rudd had sourced it in prior years.
Blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate. A splash of blue fruits. Sweet tannins. Delicious. Drink them up. — 6 days ago
10’ Pulido Walker Panek Vineyard. Short decanting of 45 minutes & 👍. Purple dark ruby red in color. Beautiful color.
Ripe plum , cherry, blackberries. Showing smooth & supple textures. Secondary notes of black currants & earthy/forest floor. Looking forward to opening the 2013 & beyond. Many years in front of it. — 6 days ago
HDV Ysabel Pinot Noir. (Shut down tonight) This is still rather tight. I would cellar this for a few years. If you open a bottle, decant for a bit. I have a problem… enjoy my Pinots/Chardonnays as a pop & pour🤫Dark plum, cinnamon, bursting in tea. Acid & fruit are still towards the front of the palate. No where near a pop & pour. Thinking it’s going to be sensational ...as it was a few years ago. — 12 days ago