Wine lover and collector on the east coast.
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Gorgeous nose of warm berry bramble. Big mountain berries palate with vanilla and an amazing mineral finish that ends with a kiss of chocolate covered cherry. This is really great juice. Will get better with age although the formidable tannins are approachable now. Nice hidden gem. — 15 hours ago
All the components are here. Lucious nose of dark berries, espresso and violets. Well integrated palate with similar notes as well as a kiss of cocoa at the end from the merlot heavy blend. Finish goes on with an attractive drag of minerality — 2 months ago
Fun day of tasting with a master som and some others from the wine and restaurant industry. So went deep into my cellar. This was the star. Beat out a haut brion and some other beasts. This was very much alive with plenty of cherries and red fruit. Yet it was delicate with beautifully aged tannins and a kiss of sugar plum at the end. Not dried out or herbal at all. Some notes of saddle leather but they were secondary to the fruit. — 20 days ago
Blind I'd think it was sqn. Hence his tribute to Manfred was everything he wanted it to be! Huge berries and bramble jumps from the glass. Meat drippings on the palate enveloped by big but drinkable tannins. Hint of vanilla and smoke on the finish. Opened too early but still very approachable now. — 3 months ago