Enjoyed on January 23, 2021. Good merlot. I usually don’t care merlot, but maybe my tastes are changing!😊 — 6 months ago
Very good weekday bottle. Second time. — 2 months ago
Your grandmother lives in a far too cute rural cottage. You wake up in an antique timber cot, the house redolent with pot pourri. Mid morning sun pours through the broken screen door to an empty kitchen, where blackened steel pots are abundant, but no grandma. You push through the screen, to a wild, wild garden, overgrown with wildflowers, berries, citrus, tomato vines, and a cacophony of terracotta potted colour. Grandma beams in flowing Liberty print, nibbling a nasturtium, a mischievous twinkle in her eye. “Someone finally decided to wake up...” — 6 months ago
Hope family began their planting’s in 1978 & sold wine under the Hope Family label directly from winery's tasting room. In 1990 the Hope ranches became the sole source of fruit for Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1996, they founded Treana Winery. Blend of 75% Cab Sauv & 25% Syrah. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet berry & spice notes. On the palate flavors of currants and ripe berry with cacao, pepper and vanilla spice. Full body, rich tannins, good balance ending on the spicy side, better after decant. — 10 months ago
4/15/21 @ Conrad’s in Liberty MO — 4 months ago
As a cab lover, this is in my top 3 fav wines. Incredibly smooth for something so complex. Even friends who don’t like cab enjoy this wine. — 5 months ago
Smooth, Ripe fruits, juicy, hint of spice — 8 months ago
I'll start off by saying that I think less-than-ideal storage conditions marred this tasting with Kai. It's a struggle here really because I really like their Malaysian importer. I can understand the difficulties in maintaining an effective cold chain in Malaysia, so I sincerely hope this gets better.
Having said that, this was my favorite in Kai's line-up despite the slightly advanced wine. Good perfume, sporting smokey black fruits, herbs, spices, violets, and wood (which was a touch distracting). I felt the palate should have been livelier - dark-fruited, spicy, and earthy, with heavy charred notes permeating throughout. The finish has a lot fruit sweetness, with a lick of caramel and balsamic. Nice wine, though not one I'd actively seek.
To be frank I think too much oak was used here, but not in the same liberty as in Barossa Shiraz. It's more like Guigal vs Gonon... maybe that's a bit extreme... Jamet vs Gonon... though not quite right still. I like Kai, but I gotta follow my palate at times like this. — 2 years ago