Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, earth, dark coffee, dark chocolates and black pepper.
Tangy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 5 year old Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Walla Walla Valley in Washington State is drinking very nicely now.
Elegant and rich. Fruit forward with lots of earth notes to compliment it.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years. Spicy and entertaining.
A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$80. — 8 days ago
2008 vintage. Decanted and tasted after 10 mins-2 hrs. Super small amount of sed in the dregs. Vibrant nose and relatively balanced early on but picked up some overt tartness after lounging in the decanter for an hour. Medium body. Decent showing and maybe has 3-4 more years at this level before dropping down another notch. 9.23.23. — 2 months ago
Always Always Good — 4 days ago
Impressive NZ SB: you have to like this in your face style: huge blast of grapefruit & gooseberry, grassy herbal notes, stones & minerals, it is intense. Not too acidic or angular on palate - particularly if you let it warm up just a bit, fruit turns smoother & more tropical, but still that wall of grapefruit & gooseberry. Lingering dry finish resonates — 2 months ago
Tasted great - a little minerally, slightly sweet. Easy to drink and great with food. — a month ago
With Paul Adelman.
Drinking in 10/2023 — 2 months ago
I get why people who generally always review this producer as just good consuming it young. This is ten years from birth, eight years in bottle and it is still not at its peak. it has ten years and perhaps more properly stored. Very good tonight but better things ahead. It takes this long and longer for WS Pinots to shine.
The palate is, juicy, ripe, rich, a bit lush; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, purple fruits, hues of blueberries, plum and ripe to dry strawberries with a pomegranate overlay. Then, dry earthiness, top soil, crushed rocks & powdery limestone & chalkiness, dark spices, some black pepper, dry brush, eucalyptus, tree sap, sun tea, black and red cola/licorice, drier tobacco, barrel dust to shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, vanilla, touch of dry herbs-bay leaves & sage, bright red, pink, blue, purple florals framed in dark slightly withering florals, rain shower acidity, the finish is; well structured & balanced in fruit, earth & flowers, some more tension than I like but will soften & fade nicely in 3-5 years. But, wire to wire really even and stunning. Evolution & integration is good but needs 3-5 years to be its best. Coravin glass.
IMHO, one of the outstanding CA Pinot producers. Walter Hansel gives them a run for the money at their fantastic price point. — 3 months ago