You have to be patient. Out of the gate everyone loved the Maybach which is just so delicious right out of the chute. Give it an hour (probably more) and this really starts to shine. Two hours into dinner this was amazing and just outshined the Maybach. To be clear I love both. Start with Maybach finish with this and just be incredibly happy. Happy anniversary. — a day ago
What a wine. Soft smooth edges. A nice blend of merlot and Cabernet that shows a lot of ripe red fruit balanced by the right amount of acid. A very long layered finish. This bottle was empty in a flash. This wine should age out for another 10 years but it is drinking great right now! — 2 days ago
Leather - soft notes of dark cherry and mineral notes you would have expected from Howell Mountain fruit. This wine has aged beautifully and is a sleeper on the wine list! — 10 days ago
The punishment beatings will continue until submission. Drew came with this bad boy from his cellar.
Cork disintegrated. Nose is peaty with mushroom and wood. Youthful on the palate with initial berry notes. Bright acidity has enabled this wine to sail on. Tertiary notes combine with resolved tannins. Lovely, mature wine. First growth in Napa for sure.
Drew’s rating.- 94 pts. — 9 days ago