2012 drinking well today — 3 months ago
Lots of butter notes coming through. — 9 months ago
Dark ruby in color with a very short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.
Strong fruity nose with cedar, vanilla, chocolates and black fruits.
Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and very fruity, with black currants, plums, tobacco, cedar, leather, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs and light alcohol.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.
This 28 year old is still drinking beautifully, but was probably better a few years ago.
Nicely balanced and elegant with nice complexity.
Needed 90 minutes of airtime to open up properly.
Robert Parker 96 points.
I Had this vintage almost 2 years ago, and it was even better then.
A blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months.
14.1% alcohol by volume.
$200. — a month ago
Smooth and with a long finish. Some fruit up front with a mineral earthy finish. — 7 months ago
Delicious! Dry and a touch earthy but pairs well with steak and fish. — 8 days ago
It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Let's bring Merlot back!
Deep ruby, almost Inky in color, with a very short purplish rim.
Beautiful nose of blackberries, black plums, red cherries, tobacco, light vanilla, spices, cedar, herbs, light earth, chocolates, black pepper and eucalyptus. What a gorgeous nose.
Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black plums, black cherries, earth, tobacco, cedar, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, herbs, leather and black pepper.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a gorgeous Merlot from Napa Valley. Rich, extracted and elegant. Well balanced and fruit forward.
This 7-year-old is drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.
Nicely balanced with a gorgeous mouthfeel. Not in your face kind of wine, which I really appreciate.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, but I did not decant it. As it opens up, more red fruits show up. Really nice, tangy and interesting.
I've had it a few times before, and it is always special. One of the best Merlos for my palate.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a nice piece of steak. I tried it with the French Brie, but it did not work out too well. Much better with the dried meats.
A blend of 96% Merlot with tiny amounts of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in (85% new) French Oak barrels for 20 months.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$120. — 5 months ago
This is a nice, crisp and smooth Chardonnay. — 2 years ago