An excellent Chardonnay. Rich, fruity and a touch of oaky flavor. — 16 days ago
The ’18 is a blend of a blend of 56% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 months on new French oak, blend changes each year. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, sweet spice and smoky oak scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry, blueberry and plums with vanilla, licorice and cacao, lively acidity. Fine ripe round tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and toasty earthy character. Outstanding! — 7 months ago
Nose: raspberry, blackberry, cassis (?), dust. Subtle herbs, the kind you’d find in some kind of health food herbal tea for what ails you. A little leather.
Taste: absolutely delicious. Weighty, tastes as it smells, but bigger and juicier more red fruit than the nose - yet very balanced, with lots of mineral flavors besides. Not as complex as the very best I’ve had, but extremely tasty. A little more toasty coffee on the palate as you sip it. I may like this better than the Shafer I had recently. 94.
— 2 years ago
Nice red, smooth without overpowering tannins. Has Pinot notes. — 2 months ago
Not what I was hoping for,
Gave it some air but not too much so that we didn’t lose the sweet spot. Didn’t touch the Shafer until this was finished. Just a typical older Bordeaux blend from Napa but very ordinary considering the price point. Secondary market purchase so who knows prior storage. — 9 months ago