2005 vintage. Orange peel, watercress, dill and some meatiness in the nose. Light-medium body. A dead ringer for a comparably-aged Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Fay or SLV cab. Def on the feminine side and a little tobacco and cinnamon on a lengthy finish. Top of its’ particular bell curve and has another 3-4 years at this station/junction. Lacks the stuffing to go farther but a very respectable showing nonetheless. Zero speed bumps and well integrated. — 2 days ago
It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to decant. Don’t pull and pop! We pulled the 2017 and felt it could use 3 more years. Dog feels it’s a little light and time will improve. Overall decent. — 17 days ago
Nose: Pronounced Aromas of Leather, Earthy and Tobacco Leaf.
Palate: Dry. Medium Acidity. Medium Tannin. Medium Body. Medium Flavour Intensity of Oak, Tobacco and Blackberries. Long Finish of Leather. — 11 days ago
Mesmerizing - took about 45 mins for the nose to spring to life but boy did it - violets juxtaposed with graphite and old library notes - sexy. Palate was outstanding- blue fruits, spice box, tobacco, leather and extremely long and silky finish. A perfect wine in my opinion — 9 days ago
Tarragon, orange zest, bourbon, off-dry. Fluttering acidity — 9 days ago
Light and smooth. Right with dark fruit. — 6 days ago
Very dry. A good wine. If I had another bottle I would let it age a few more years. — 2 days ago