7/10/2021: Not my favorite from this winery but still good. Blueberry. — 19 days ago
Cade vs Davis Howell Mountain showdown - 2016 edition - tasted blind
Cade was the group favorite. Deep blueberry and blackberry, vanilla, cinnamon, but not overwhelming, grippy yet fine and integrated tannin, medium pleasant acidity. Long finish. Ready to go.
Davis: nice redcurrant, red cherry, blueberry notes. A distinct cooling mintiness and some herbal notes. More structured with dusty tannin and higher acidity, very slight bitterness on an otherwise pleasing long finish. This was the more obvious mountain cab. The Davis has at least 5 years to improve...would probably show better than the Cade then. — 2 days ago
7/10/2021: Also not my favorite from this winery but still good. Blueberry and blackberry. — 19 days ago
Iconic Oregon Pinot delivers big time. Cherry, blueberry and hazelnut. — 4 days ago
Nose has smoked blueberry syrup, over-ripe blackberry, wet roses, soaked raisins, finely chopped green herbs, muddy garden and incidental alcohol.
Palate has blueberry/blackberry jam, wow acidity, medium++ tannins, red velvet cake, incredible intensity on the dark fruits, notable acidity, juicy juicy blackberry, black currant; if this was ever labeled as a crunchy fruit Sagrantino, it fits the description perfectly.
Opened for slow oxidation of 6H then +3H decant, expect this to show better tomorrow or following days. Paired to local beef short ribs (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) in an Asian-style braising sauce, plated on top of Parmesan polenta, so yum.
100% Sagrantino, unmistakable. Revisit 2025-2030, wowzer. — 5 days ago
Atlas Peak mountain is still aging at almost 9 years old. Blueberry/blackberry with minerals. Dry. Decanted for an hour. — 13 hours ago