Random wine geek in ATL.
Loaded with blackberry with a touch of raspberry, and hints of brown sugar and spice add complexity without disrupting the purity of the fruit. It tightens up with air and tannin becomes more prominent, suggesting that it is in a bit of an awkward stage at the moment, but it has the balance and quality of fruit that I don’t think it will have trouble developing into something even more interesting with cellar time. — 22 days ago
Nice pure blackberry and cassis fruit with just a dash of brown sugar. While it has plenty of fruit, it has a savoriness and fine tannin that keep it from being cloying and bring it good balance. Very enjoyable without food, but it really shines with a grilled, dry-aged Flannery ribeye. It is the kind of balanced Napa Cabernets that takes me back to wines like early 1990s Etude and Forman. — 10 days ago
Popped and poured in a Grassl Cru. The fairly light translucent garnet color but excellent intensity present a textbook example of the difference between concentration and extraction. It initially shows evergreen inflected dark cherry on the nose, while a layer of very fine tannin latches on to pure fruit on the palate like Velcro. It broadens out and takes on more savory notes with air. Excellent now and I look forward to seeing what more age will bring to the table. — 24 days ago