Simply an exquisite wine… Supple but with lots of character. Very full and lush. Love the deep color and gentle bouquet. It is well proportioned/balanced. Not overly powerful or alcohol soaked. Everything is where it’s supposed to be. Currants, cherry fleshy fruit with some slight tea and tar. It is a vibrant and young wine but is still mature. Looking so forward to the next one! — 2 months ago
Cherry, cassis, tobacco, amaretto. Amazing — a year ago
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from a great vintage in Napa Valley.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, cedar, spices, peppercorn, pencil lead, dark coffee, vanilla, licorice and light vegetables.
Dry on the palate with a long finish and fine grained tannins.
Good right out of the bottle, but really needs a few hours to open up properly and show the tannins, which we did not have this time, as it finished way too quickly.
This 8 year old is still young, and would age nicely in the next 15 years.
Showing great complexity with a smooth, soft and delicate mouthfeel. Rich yet elegant, with a spicy finish.
Grapes come from the younger vines of BOND, Harlan Estate and Promontory.
I paired it with a nice piece of steak and baked potatoe.
$170. — 3 years ago
1.5 hour decant(decent cloudy sediment). A majestic inky dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: very aromatic with blackberry and blue fruit, milk chocolate, nutmeg, wet forest floor. Taste: black cherry, black raspberry, dark chocolate, baking spice, crushed rocks and a nice silky lingering finish. YUM!
2nd wine from Harlan Promontory winery — 6 months ago
Nice bottle for $50.00, decant an hour so & you’re set
Info I found on the dark web as follows,
This property possesses 16 hectares of vines (60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc) and was purchased in 1978 by Comte Léo de Malet Roquefort, the owner of Château La Gaffelière. In June 2011 it was acquired by the Clarence Dillon group, which also owns Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. Its new owner decided to rename the property, starting with the 2011 vintage. Château Tertre Daugay, the fifth cru classé to be acquired by the Clarence Dillon group, became Château Quintus.The property is located on a high promontory that forms the edge of the Saint Emilion plateau. It commands a panoramic view far into the distance of the surrounding villages and the Dordogne Valley. It is here that, since time immemorial, a watchtower has stood to guard the village of Saint Emilion. The exceptional microclimate is due to the area's diversity in terms of soil, slopes and orientation. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that in 1844 and 1848 the wine was among the 14 most sought-after and expensive in Saint Emilion. For nearly a century, Bordeaux et ses Vins, the standard reference work produced by Cocks and Féret, listed the property as a Saint Emilion Premier Cru. The property was also one of the prestigious vineyards in Saint Emilion to win a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867. — a year ago
Had at Promontory. Surprisingly Silky. Dark fruits. A bit fruit forward, but quite compelling for the price. AWM — 3 years ago