Dark berries. Cola. Immediately after opening needed some air time. Baking spice. — 8 days ago
2016 is a more refined version of its 2015 sibling. Still lots of blueberry and bacon fat on and Indian spice notes, but in a presentation that is more settle than previous but still sticks out and is profound. Softer tannins, silkier texture. Fantastic. — a month ago
Yes. Inexcusable offense of drinking a baby of this magnitude. Now that we’re past that. Every year I drink a bottle of this allocation right away with differing results. The 2016 is INCREDIBLE now! The fruit is accessible, there is tremendous balance, it is mouth coating, the tannins are great throughout, and it goes on forever.
I decanted for 4 hours and sampled pop and pour then about hourly. I did not share with anyone. Don’t tell Melanie when you meet her 😉
Color is inky garnet/purple.
Nose is white flower, blueberry, stone/pencil, and licorice.
In the mouth is blueberry, black raspberry, chocolate, sweet vanilla, and finishes with a touch of pepper (first and second hour more woody oak/cedar). This is amazing. I’m sure it’ll be a 100 someday. 5 bottles left, can I wait that long?
Also wine # 500! — a month ago
2005 Needed more time to open up but we were thirsty. Nice wine. Gets better the longer it stays in the glass. — 9 days ago
Had a 2017 tonight with the in-laws with a delicious sous vide ribeye, delicata squash, and asparagus. Delightful, beautiful. Peppery, soft....amazing. Angelos Vineyard. — 14 days ago