Consumer, not ITB.
Beautiful 25-year-old Cal Cab, shows some bricking around the edges, still shows firm structure (mountain Cab), more redfruit than black fruit, this should continue to evolve, but seems close to maturity, from one of my favorite Cal vintages!! — 4 days ago
Half-bottle, with German chocolate cake for dessert, maybe it’s still too young, but this 2007 cuvee has always seemed a bit unbalanced and hot, this bottle is now starting to show some nice balance, I’m hoping the other bottles will start showing better balance, encouraging!! — 14 days ago
Gorgeous, mineral-infused, rich, dry aged Chenin Blanc, shows some honeyed notes that linger into the long, complex finish. I believe this may be at peak, but hoping it will hold a few years since I still have more from a case purchased on original release!! — 17 days ago
Solid dry Douro red, fresh and lively, balanced, medium-long finish, nice if not super complex. — 25 days ago
Very fruit-forward for a Montelena Estate Cab, some structure but not like the ‘80s Montelena in that regard, this seems mature or close to it, I have more, don’t intend to hold these too many more years, case purchased on original release. — 14 days ago