Deep purple color.
Aromas of baked blackberry, vanilla.
Dry. Flavors of baked blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, licorice. Jammy with good acidity. Rich, silky tannins.
Finish: 5/5 — 2 months ago
So good. Black fruit. Violets. Graphite raspberry blueberry. — 7 months ago
The ’18 is a blend of a blend of 56% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 months on new French oak, blend changes each year. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, sweet spice and smoky oak scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plums with vanilla, licorice and cacao, lively acidity. Fine ripe round tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and toasty earthy character. Outstanding! — 5 months ago
Brooding ruby color with a slight brick rim. The aromas vary as the wine opens up. Starts with blackberry, blueberry and plum fruit with hints of red and purple flowers then evolves with touches of leather and a slight bit of pyrazine. The pallet leads with the same fruits (not overbearing) with additional notes of chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium bodied with nice dusty tannins. Nicely made and well balanced. I honestly thought it was a Zinfandel. Thank you for sharing this one, John P. — 6 months ago
As one can expect for a Dave Phinney wine, this is rich and ripe, but it has so much more to offer at year 14. Blueberry, fig, tobacco, cracked pepper, dried mushroom, and slight hint of barnyard. On the palate it’s juicy yet soft and ultra smooth. The finish is long, candied, and earthy.
My 2nd and last bottle. At its peak. — 2 months ago
Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, plum, cherry, blackberry, cocoa powder, spice- like cumin, smoke and forest floor. On the palate, initial flavors of spice, forest floor, florals and cocoa powder. Secondary flavors are fruitier, with blueberry, plum, cherry, vanilla and toasted oak. Long finish with vanilla, florals and berry. Elegant, complex, rich, full bodied and outstanding. — 4 months ago
Bold dark purple color, typical of a concentrated AUS Shiraz. Bright and fresh in color.
To the nose, it gives a full range of fresh berries (blackberry, blueberry) and slightly pepper ending. Mid to mature dark and red flowers bouquet. Nice, fresh and bold nose.
In mouth, it is dry, intense, persistent, and mid-tannic. Alcohol is not the main character, even it is highly alcoholic (16%). Fruit remains in the mouth finish. Certainly it is a ‘punch’ of fruit to the nose/mouth — 6 months ago