Deep and rich and complex. Could have used more time but drank nicely. Continues to be a good staple. — 8 days ago
It’s exceedingly difficult to find a Napa cab with ABV below 14% in recent vintages. With 13.8%, this Rutherford cab is a breath of fresh air.
Fruits are refreshing yet have great depth with cherry commingling with cassis and blackberry. Licorice, tobacco, and crushed rock. The juice is dense but glides through the palate with ease and poise. Long lightly candied earthy finish. I did not detect much “Rutherford dust”, but I will take it. — 10 days ago
Tonight the wine of choice is the 2018 Long Meadow Ranch Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.
On the nose I am getting honeydew melon, mango, white peach, green apple and white flowers.
On the palate there is succulent notes of grapefruit, lime, green apple, minerals and fresh-cut green grass.
This wine is medium bodied with a crisp clean mouthfeel, mouthwatering medium+ acidity that moves nicely into a long citrusy finish. With the world seemingly opening back up from its long year and a half slumber, please continue to be safe and healthy and be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — a day ago
Prior notes still apply, this had slightly better fill than our prior, but far more stinky on the nose, palate suberb. 🤷♂️
Nose has over-ripe stinky cherry, dry leather, moist leather, old horse pasture, tomato leaf, blackberry, dried blueberry, dried mint, saturated oak and old cigar.
Palate has blackberry, partially dried cherry, dried raspberry, (minor) moist garden soil, wet raisins with soft tannins and a long finish.
Decanted 6H. High-shoulder fill on this particular bottle, one more bottle with minimal fill loss. Quite reminiscent of older Bordeaux in the nose/palate traits.
Paired alongside medium rare Delmonico cut steaks from our favorite local farm, Kinderhook Farm (Valatie NY). Perfection. — 9 days ago
Quintessential (pardon the pun) fish and chips with mushy peas, UK style. Drinking a Chardonnay with this, and just popped the Quintessa, which is excellent. Lots of barrel toast on the nose and palate. Very suave presentation with prominent tannins. Pristine ripe cherry fruit profile. Depth and layers are here to stay. — 16 days ago