Pour’n Star at Dusted Valley in Woodinville, WA.
Probably a little less amazeballs than the 2009 that Obama served the French president when he visited the white house, but still fantastic! A rustic sage and anise note are quite interesting as it lingers long after you swallow. Otherwise, the cherry and cola notes from the cab play off the juicy strawberry and leathery/fleshy notes of the Syrah. Damn this is good! — 9 days ago
2011 still showing its slow to develop quality. This one could age for at least another 5-10 years. Everything is supple about this wine: tannins, fruit, spice, body. Needs lots of aeration/time to open. Otherwise, brambly berry notes (blackberries) and hints of cherry, tobacco, white pepper and baking spices. Very pleasant. :) — a month ago
Bright red fruit - cranberry - on the nose, followed by white pepper and red plum notes. On the pallet, rich strawberry, cranberry and faint rhubarb notes make for excellent spicy food pairing (we had it with chipotle flavored sausage, yum!). This is just starting to mature, and could easily go another 5-7 years. — a month ago
This is still quite young and it definitely punches above its weight class easily standing up to Malbec’s twice its price.
The nose brings scents of wet gravel, fresh violets, leather and ripe red plum.
On the pallet, white pepper, jammy plumb and baking spices predominate. Yum!! — a month ago
This hasn’t even started showing any age yet, it is a big and tannic and beautiful as the day it was released, basically. Firm, grippy tannins grab hold early and are very slow to let go. Blueberry and blackberry fruit notes peek out and jab coyly among pepper and earth and notes of a vegetal aftertaste (thinking of artichokes). Yum!!! — 2 months ago