Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing black currants, cooked plums, cherries, cedar, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, light earth and peppercorn.
Medium on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, is easy drinking and good right out of the bottle. Much better after a couple of hours in the decanter, though.
Smooth and elegant with a nice mouthfeel. A very nice sipping wine.
Robert Parker 94 points.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 8 years.
Good by itself or with food, like BBQ Meats. I paired it with a charcuterie board.
Aged in French oak barrels (40% new).
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 4 days ago
Wonderfully aged — 20 hours ago
Wine Advocate BYOB Napa dinner...must be a Robert Parker +93 point wine....I brought the Quilceda Creek 99 point magnum and a Marcassin 2012....97 pt pinot. Wines I had at dinner:
2012 screaming eagle
2014 penfolds grange
2012 bevan wildfoote vineyard vixen block
2010 domaine de la Janasse chatauneuf du pape in magnum
2007 corton charlemagne grand cru magnum
2010 modus operandi collection..aged in some of the rarest French oak per owner who sat next to me.
2008 kapcsandy family cab
2005 Qupe bien nacido X block syrah in magnum
2001 quilceda creek cab..another aficionado was pouring the 01!!
More to come as my brain cells recover... — 3 years ago
This is probably the value for money Chardonnay in the Penfolds selection. The 2022 Annual release of Penfolds happened earlier this week including the 100 point 2018 Grange. This wine showed the oak still has some integrating to do. Stone fruit and minerality. Barrel ferment characters, cashew, a slightly creamy texture. Good palate intensity M plus. First of 6. From the classic cool climate regions in Australia for Chardonnay of Tumbarumba, Adelaide Hills and Tasmania. — 8 days ago
Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of 57/43 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy black cherry and blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Tasted twice! Nice! — 7 months ago
Craig really enjoyed this; surprisingly smooth for a Shiraz with full flavor and an easy finish — 14 days ago