Nose has ripe plum, cedar cigar box, lavender, dried blueberries, dried black currant, licorice candy, mashed black cherries with light alcohol heat (assumed from the Zinfandel).
Palate has over-ripe plum, blackberry, milk chocolate, granite dust, violets, cocoa powder, ripe blackberries with still present tannins and a long finish. Spectacular. Drink Magnum's on this 2020-2030, when in proper storage. Based on this evenings performance, I suspect this will be in prime enjoyment 2024+.
1500ml bottle bought from the winery in October 2008; a blend of 58% Zinfandel, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon.
A perfect pairing to amazing seasoned and grilled NY Strip steaks from Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY), pulled at 125° and will rested afterwards, barely needed knives this evening! — 22 days ago
2009 Anderson valley north coast CA confluence vineyard Estate Grown. I never drink Pinot now this is my favorite Pinot — 6 days ago
9/2020. Nice full bodied Merlot with nice flavor and finish.
Hall’s Chop House Columbia — 4 days ago
Very smooth, the perfect mix of high-medium to full bodied. Liqorice notes, dark cherry and dark chocolate undertones. Washington state knocks it out the park with this one ! — 3 days ago
Fun in a bottle. Accessible and versatile. Paired with both Chinese and Indian dishes to great effect. — 10 days ago
Entirely Merlot based, this beautiful new wine was aged in 50% new French oak for sixteen months before bottling. Ripe blackberry aromatic tones mingle with shades of dark chocolate shavings and tar that all come together in the glass. The palate shows a wonderful sense of mouthfeel and weight, with great acidity that runs through the core of dark fruits, dark chocolate shavings and creosote flavors. Fresh, vibrant and full of life in its youth, this outstanding wine will have a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2038- 93 — 24 days ago
Such a good Zinfandel blend from the artists at Duckhorn. Fruit, spice, depth at a young age. First tried 10 years ago and was so excited to see it at LCBO the other day. Will lay some down for future enjoyment. Love the name and play on words - again more genius from Duckhorn. — 11 hours ago
Opened this beauty to celebrate a birthday and enjoy with my parents over our favorite pizza. Not the best pairing but delicious wine to sip on its own. This aging time seems good. Still very fresh and aromatic and bright tasting and looking. Mellow tannins, soft mouthfeel. Enough acidity and flavors still. Would happily have many bottles of this! — 22 days ago