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Following the Cuttings... Less jammy fruit, but more regal. Pronounced peppermint in the background. Like the previous cab, blue-black fruits.on the nose and palate. Some spices definitely including clove. What's different is that the tannins are still bold (yes it's 2 years younger) but years equal, this will outlast. Both great wines but this gets the plus mark tonight.
93+ points — 18 days ago
Big fruit, oaked, youthful. A bit over the top for me. Vanilla, white pepper, a tad of residual sugar. Big alc at 15.1%, note to self... Because I bought more... Open with some big fat... Rib Eye! Otherwise, it's a good Orin Swift wine, but not one of his best.
90 points — 21 days ago
Not sure if this is the vintage that I have had several times this past year, but it falls a little short of my memory of prior tastes. It's mainly a lack of prominent fruit on both the nose and palate. Still, a great wine though.
92 points — 13 days ago