Really solid Cabernet Sauvignon...not overly complex, but very full flavored and leathery in a good way. The best part is that I didn’t even know I had it until last week because it had rolled back into the stacked pallets I used to use as a wine storage system and I found it as I was taking them out of my basement. Probably it was in there a couple of years. — a month ago
Lemony rubber, evergreens, fresh green apples. Tart, some body. — 3 months ago
Like an over-ripe peach, without the sloppiness which generally indicates you're eating one, slightly dry on the finish. Found this hiding in the bottom of the refrigerator... Can't believe it was still there! Nice for a sunny, mid-80's afternoon.
Relaxing while listening to the '2000 Year Old Man'; RIP Carl Reiner. — 4 months ago
August 11, 2020. Tucson. Full bodied, full of leather, dried herbs, some intense red fruit. Such a nice surprise! W/ Caitlin, Carl, Gloria, distancing outside after a desert rain. — 2 months ago
Nice but need to wait a few years on the next bottle. — 4 months ago
Not very sweet but crisp, refreshing and actually a little dry. Really love it! — 5 months ago
Sweet, but not overly. — 23 days ago
Not good as the 2016 vintage I had with Carl. Still one of my favorite wineries to visit! — 21 days ago
WNH Christmas in July event.
I gave this a 2hr decant and that seemed to be about right. When pouring in to the glass, the transparency caught me off guard...it was like a heavy Pinot! Ruby red with a tinge of purple. The floral and potpourri aromatics leap from the glass and can be picked up a few feet away from the glass. Violets, sage, Black Forest Cake shavings, and ripe black cherries. On the palate, it sports some oak tannin, but the profile is crazy juicy and vibrant. Great acidity. Blackberries, scorched red and black fruits, cherries jubilee, and cedar round out the palate. The juicy acidity hangs around the finish for a good 30 seconds. This does a beautiful job of highlighting cab franc from the valley floor but also letting the vineyard shine through. I called this 2012-2014 Napa merlot/CF blend.
When this came from @Carl Fischer , knowing we both love CabFranc, I secretly hoped he would send me this bottle (knowing his affinity for TOR and CabFranc). I figured there is no way he could have sent it to me knowing the price. I was elated to be wrong. What a wine, Carl! I owe you! — 3 months ago