Nose has ripe blackberry, blueberry jam on toast, seasoned oak firewood, over-ripe plum and moist cinnamon.
Palate has semi-dried blueberry jam, over-ripe black cherry, cedar shavings, moist leather and blackberry concentrate. Very long finish, heavy on the palate, slightly astringent, nose has notable alcohol. Decanted +4H, more time appreciated.
Suggest holding this bottle until at least 2024+, hopefully it settles some more. Expected maturity 2028-33, in proper storage.
Paired to medium-rare burgers with the best ground beef we can acquire locally at this time; Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY), I love thee! Lettuce from our garden, BBQ sauce from our garden (2020). Tomato topping needs to wait another 1-2 weeks, this year things seem slower than normal. Southern Berkshires of Massachusetts 🤷🏻♂️
Pairs well with one-day old brownies. 😋 — a month ago
Huge, bold Napa red. Paired with hotdogs on the grill! — a month ago
Tough to beat for the price. Very floral as the Cru implies. Some more time and this will be gorgeous. — 7 days ago
A very smooth wine with notes of cherry and blackberry with very medium tannins — 12 days ago
Reached back in the cellar for this one. The cork was totally saturated - was really nervous that the wine was dead - but it was spectacular. Could not believe how well this was drinking at 30 years. And it persisted for the entire time we enjoyed this on Friday night (along with a killer grilled flat iron steak). Totally old-school Napa…and it was fantastic! — 7 days ago
Lived up to expectations. Old world in style with berries and some spice on the nose. Palate showed the berries and a nice hint of oak. — 4 days ago