Digital Marketer - Texan - Wine Nerd Herd Member
Happy Father’s Day! Wonderful pull by my father in law.
I’m a big fan of this winery as you don’t see them around very much. Such high quality with impeccable wine making. Slow ox for 1-2hrs. 95 merlot/5 CabFranc. Espresso and dark cocoa dusted black cherry, ripe blackberry and currant aromatics...intoxicating. So soft, yet ripe fruit, on the palate. Cherry swisher sweets, baked mixed berry figs, and still tart red and black fruit. Can’t believe how tart and ripe the fruit is even at 13yrs. Outstanding. — 3 days ago
Not sure I’ve had a wine like this before. Heavy peppercorn crusted smoked meat and iron but where I thought it would continue a NRhonê power profile, it turned thin/lean. The palate showed more pepper and salted cured meats. Finish of black pepper, violets and old potpourri. A lean CdP? — 4 days ago
Sweet and ripe fruit...black cherry, raspberry jam, with fresh squeezed blackberries (which I always pick up with this wine, and I attribute that to the decent percentage of Malbec in it). Good bit of licorice too. Quite silky and medium bodied on the palate...not as hefty as expected and definitely not as tannic/chalky as expected. Kiss of mint with raspberry infused dark chocolate with hardly any savory/herbal notes towards the finish. This seems totally open for business. — 3 days ago
Loads of pure fruit here. If you enjoy your Napa cabs with more fruit before they go to secondary notes, I’d say it’s time to enjoy this one. It’s beginning to show some muddled fruit profiles, with blackberries, black cherry, and currant but it also has a nice graphite note. Savory in terms of it having a charcoal like note but not meaty. Mid palate is dense and soft. Very nice. — 4 days ago
A splendid wine. QC flexing its incredible age-ability muscles with this 18yr old powerhouse. I had this about 6-7 months ago and this actually seemed better than the previous bottle. Youthful. A harmonious medley of blackberry, black cherry, plum accompanied by dark cocoa shavings and dates. The oak takes a back seat and compliments the fruit and secondary cedar/baking spice notes wonderfully. Great bottle, @joe leatherwood . — 4 days ago