Great with mushroom short rib ravioli — 4 months ago
That lovely focused nose of blackberry pie.
Loads of boysenberry, Blackberry, precise fruit, very balanced and spicy with eucalyptus, a faint memory of clove, subtle, yet noticed tannins with this citrus acidity.
Has that lovely juiciness of Zin without the cloying fruit. — 10 months ago
Pleasant, round, crisp — 3 months ago
Happy to check in on the ‘19 Placida, haven’t tasted since bottling. The stem is integrating nicely, there’s plenty of freshness and lively tannin, fruit is ample but kept in check. Cooperage is balancing nicely too. — 6 months ago
Outstanding — 2 years ago
Cved 10/22/20 with 1998 vintage. Deep yellow color but no sign of oxidation. ‘98 deeper yellow and hints of oxidation. Both drank well. Age has muted the wood and creaminess that must have been present in early years. Good with butter lemon chicken. 8.8 for the ’98. Better and more balanced than the Neyers NAPA which was sampled afterwards. Opened '97 12-6-20. Stood up well to mix of leftover dishes from chicken wings to chicken pot pie and golden beets. — 3 years ago
Medium ruby color.
Aromas of baked black cherry/blueberry, vanilla,
Dry. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, licorice.
Finish: 4/5 — 4 months ago
Thought it was the previous Carneros District, so better than expected. No sign of oxidation. Complexity and some oakiness comes through but nicely balanced. Half cup used to cook shrimp shells! — 8 months ago
14.4% ABV, Licorice — 3 years ago