The 15’ is not as accessible as the 14’, but I think I like this better for its fresher fruit profile with more berry notes. A bit more floral and spicy as well. On the palate it’s a bit more exuberant but is still quite elegant.
Not as good as the Saint Helena bottling, but very close. What a treat! — 5 months ago
Let it air — 8 months ago
Saint Helena drinking - smooth and delicious — 3 months ago
An excellent cab! One if the best I've had. — 6 months ago
2015. Plum, dark fruit, minerals and stone flavors dominate in this solid Bordeaux. Tannins are firm but not overwhelming, integrating well with the other flavors after four hours of air. Only faint oak and acidity. Would welcome some more complexity over time - definitely a strong fruit frame to make it all work down the road. $43. — 8 months ago
A Hall bottling I’ve not heard about before. Inaugural vintage is 2014. Predominately from Calistoga and Saint Helena (hence North End of the valley). 22 months 80% new French oak.
No detail notes, but this is beautifully balanced and elegant. Approachable but have the structure for 20-25 years cellaring.
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers! — 3 months ago
I think this is the best yet I have tasted from the winery. The depth, balance, and poise... wow! New world power with old world elegance.
A side note: I was looking up this particular bottle, I just realized that all bottles I have tasted from this winery were actually not made by Pott, as he did not join the winery as wine maker until the early 2010’. And the youngest bottle I’ve tasted from the winery is 09. Makes me wonder who’s behind these wines before Pott, because they are all awesome! — 5 months ago