Beautiful bouquet of candied, ruby fruits on the nose with some funk.
The tannins are soft, round yet meaty when you chew on it. Blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruits, juicy, dark cherries, creamy raspberries, strawberries, sweet tarriness, black and red licorice, dark cola, tree back, light dry herbs, dry tobacco, wood shaving to plank, nice soft spice, nutmeg, dark chocolate, understated cinnamon, vanilla, mixed floral bouquet of all color of florals, beautiful round acidity. Lush, round, well structured and balanced. Beautiful, fresh, ruby, juicy finish falling on to settled earthiness. It has that Rutherford dust thing.
This one will benefit nicely from 7-10 years of cellaring. — 5 months ago
God this was delicious! — 5 months ago
Nice single vineyard from Calera. Restrained, almost tight at first. Rosebuds, red berries, clove cigarettes. This wine has minerality and acidity and feels oh so French. Like licking raspberry juice off a rock. I think we opened it early - still very enjoyable but can go a while more in the cellar. — 8 months ago
Goes done smooth n leaves u wanting more — 3 months ago
This one will require age. The tannins are big and dry.
Nose is a bit shutdown at this stage. Nice mixed red fruits with barrels toast elements of; vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice & dry soils.
The palate is fresh and lovely with juicy, floral fruits of, blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruits, dark cherries & strawberries. Dry, crushed Rick power, dry top soils, dry brush, dark spices, black rich earth, dark chocolate, mocha powder, caramel notes, subtle dry tobacco, leather, some sage notes, anise, berry cola and really beautiful florals of nearly all darker colors. Excellent acidity. Well made, structured & balance. Solid wire to wire. Starts fruity, brings some herbaceous notes and fall on softened earthiness pick up 2-3 points in 8-10 years. — 5 months ago
Awesome stuff, but it’s nearly off dry. Massive body and acidity, tons of rich Chenin flavor. It’s practically dessert wine; would probably be amazing with some spicy Indian or Thai. — 4 months ago
Very plush, lush, ruby and voluptuous. Surprisingly soft and elegant with some nice initial integration. Soft supple, dusty tannins. Ripe; Blackberries, black plum, array of purple fruits, dark cherries, coca powder, nice spice, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, sandalwood to light cedar chips, dark chocolate cake, mixed dark berry cola. Candied; purple, dark read florals framed violets/lavender. Beautiful acidity with a plush long, well structured & balanced fruit & earth finish that lasts two minutes. Easy to drink now but I’d wait another 5 years before opening. Patience will reward another point or two. This 19 over-delivers it’s price point. Excellent value in Napa Cabernet. — 5 months ago
Sainsburys. Smooth, plum, cherry, rich flavours on the palate. Very easy drinking. Relatively short finish but enjoyed it a lot. — 6 months ago