2002; Father's Day 2022
👃 Dried blackberries, dried blueberries, over-ripe black cherry, crushed dark chocolate | 👅 Black cherry & strawberry syrup reduction, over-ripe nectarine skin, dark chocolate sauce, light tar notes, acidity/tannins persists with a long, round finish. Satisfying.
Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H rest at time of notes.
The end of the line for our Annette's stock, starting life in our cellar as a 4-pack back in Nov. 2005 ($22.50), this has been an enjoyable run.
Paired to homemade chocolate lava cake. 🤤 — 7 days ago
I had zero expectations for this and was pleasantly surprised. Just barely browning at the rim. Still plenty of red fruit remaining to go with loads of tobacco and dried herb. Probably at the end of the plateau, but a nice showing from a winery not known for ageability, or Cab for that matter. — 6 years ago
Old ghost level but different in flavor and depth. Very nice flavor, delicious at a nice price. Just barely prefer it aerated. More robust unaerated. — 6 years ago
Dark Cherry plum earthy notes. Still vibrant and lively, good firm texture and long finish. Paired well with beef brisket and miles ahead of the winc Independent zin — a year ago
Only good thing today — 6 years ago
Very sweet red, maybe a little too much, but tasty and fun :) — 6 years ago
My buddy, Ash, gave me this many yes ago & suggested i hold it til 2008. I never listened to him (except he did turn me on to Zichichi wines...). Can kind of see the amount of sediment this had - like a pound of soil in the bottle! Still had great, chocolate, anise, black cherry tones & great lasting finish. If you have one of these - keep it for a few more yes! So far beyond my expectations! — a year ago