Brilliant garnet color. Understated nose of cherry and raspberry with a hint of leather. Light tannins delicious red fruit and leather — 7 days ago
This is the 115 Clone. Well made with 13.3%. The wine maker likes Burgundy and it shows. Bright CA fruit. Mostly dark. More blackberries than cherry. Spicy. Well balanced. Just 49 cases made usually available in Healdsburg in the tasting room or via the wine club. This is a top tier winery. — 25 days ago
When was the last time you had a 100% Petit Verdot? Or have you ever? It’s a grape that can stand on its own. If done right. Deep dark inky black, maybe the darkest wine I can recall, with quite a sheen to it and a purple rim. A nice mix of soft and more muscular notes on the nose. Dried cherries and cedar burst forth with violets, warm spices, and lavender along for the ride. The floral aspects balance out some of the rougher edges.
It goes without saying that this needs plenty of air and time in the decanter. You certainly feel that 15.0 but it blows away after a while. Full bodied and girthy, the delicate balance of huge yet elegant is played well here. Chewy and juicy, very velvety on the tongue. Hefty tannins and a rich streak of tobacco throughout.
On the palate, there’s an initial shout of smoked meat and more cedar. Stewed plums and blackberries abound. There’s a touch of vanilla and cigar there, as well. Spice on the medium to long finish. Yes this a big wine but it ain’t too big. Beautiful fruit and craftsmanship. Outstanding stuff. — a month ago
Delicious with steak. Tastes of blood and earth. A lovely, intense wine. My bottle was on its way to excessive oxidation, but was still good. It will not survive another year of aging. — 22 days ago
Coppery yellow. Candied orange peel.
Honey, peach. Creamy. — 16 days ago