Nose has blueberry jam, dried out brownie corner, dried blackberry, old leather and dried eucalyptus.
Palate has cedar & oak shavings, dark cocoa powder, blueberry-blackberry jam (low sugar), dried orange peel, (light) baking spice with light tannins and a long, dry finish. Decanted 3H.
Purchased several bottles in 2004, down to one left after this bottle. Last bottle was 213 weeks prior, and it assuredly didn't taste anything like this gem tonight. I recall heavy green notes and overbearing eucalyptus, even after 24 hours... I guess this just needed a solid 18 years to get going. Note to future self, last bottle should be 2022-26. — 19 days ago
15.3%ABV Three vineyards- Evangelho, Mori and Salvador in Contra Consta County. — 3 days ago
Instantly smells like a quality balanced wine. Just tastes so good. Would love to know how this will taste in 10, 20 or 30 years — 10 days ago
Golden straw, hazy hue. Smooth with nice salinity. — 5 days ago
Thanksgiving teaser — 6 days ago
I just love this wine. Eye popping fruit, great balance. Matt Cline is a magician — 18 hours ago