My first Greer to open. I had a glass of the 2011 2-3yrs ago and loved it, which prompted me to sign up. Borders Scarecrow’s JJCohn vineyard. Very Rutherford, and very 2015 (concentration to the max; a nice marriage of 2014’s open/sexy profile and 2016’s structured/serious profile). I double decanted this back to the bottle for an hour, and then back to the decanter for the remaining four hours.
Aaron Pott made, and very much in his style. Purple in the glass, and a high toned mix of red, blue and black fruits on the nose. A definite sweetness aromatically but in no way offputting. Behind the wall of ripe fruit is bright potpourri, bitter dark cocoa shavings, espresso and a mineral-earthy note.
The palate was much more compact. The fresh squeezed fruits continued but there was a darker core. Towards the end of the four hours, the profile started showing layers of violets, red and black currant, graphite, and high percentage dark chocolate. Excellent acidity and fine grained tannins on the finish.
For me, this falls in the “elegant” category. I could have simply smelled the wine all evening as the aromatics were intoxicating. On the young side, but I imagine this improves over the next 3-5yrs and becomes an even better bottle. Decant 3-4hrs or hold. — a month ago
@delectable this is not the reserve but a new wine called Black Aces and this is totally off the hook
GIII fruit made by V29 winemaker and this is incredible
Intoxicating smells - big inviting and lingers on
The color was amazing - what can I say but dark dark reddish purple and swirl in the glass you will see the film on the glass
Tasting is two fold - first is a sip to make sure the smell is confirmed but the 2nd is right after the initial approval - omg - damn near perfect - I think only 50 cases made so damn glad I got a few
The palette was dancing as I tried it and the finish was sooooooo loooooong - wow I counted 45 seconds
Bravo Jason, Tim Gleason and Cam Ward - 2016 will be your breakout year
Still smiling this morning
By the way it was great even without a long decent and I just know about 3-4 years of rest this baby might even score higher than my 9.7 which out of 900 wines I have posted I give this score or higher to only 3% of the wines which makes this is a remarkable new wine entry - to Greer fans - I think you will really like — 4 years ago
fantastic had at italian restaurant in greer. available online — a year ago
2 hour decant. I really like Marston wines. This still was young but continued to evolve in glass. While there is beautiful fruit here, there's also a minerality to this wine that I really like (usually when I hear minerality used to describe a wine I avoid - but it's subtle here). Had this after Greer - a tough act to follow - but I thoroughly enjoyed this and am glad we have some more to try again soon. — 6 years ago
90% Cabernet with some CF & Petit Verdot
Out of the trunk tasting,
Not a fruit bomb, definitely has 20-25 years of aging potential like the Beau Vigne Reserve, Ed Sniders last winery
Even though it was only $75.00 I’d store it with the Sodhani & Greer for a couple years before opening another one — 3 years ago
Stones and flowers. Bright red and blue fruit. Intense. Viscous. Long. — 4 years ago