Ten 10 years old. Decanted for two hours. Served in Riedel Cabernet glasses. Deep purple; tinted legs; a bouquet of leather, berries, and cedar. Moderate plus tannins.
Good mouth feel. Not as fruit forward ( at 10) as many Howell Mountain cabs. Warm alcohol on the palate. Dense blue berries, plum jam, walnut husk. Very satisfying. — 6 months ago
Drinking a 2010 on Father's Day 2017. Lots of fruit dark cherry, plum, prune. Some leather and tobacco. The tannins are prominent but mostly on the front end. The last thing you taste is the mild burn of alcohol. Great sentiment on the back label. — a year ago
Right bank Sans cab sauv. Very competent for an estate bottled wine from this latitude in the mid Atlantic. Reflects meticulous management in all stages of wine making. And a good blending palate. More of the non fruit elements forward. Leather and tobacco with an undercarriage of plum and prune. Drank it with grilled flank steak and overall delightful. Can't wait to pit this against a R. Bank and Napa Merlot just to see how she holds up. — a year ago