Really nice blend. 48% cab sauv, 21% cab franc, 21% Syrah, 10% Malbec. Nose was blueberry, earth, pepper and a hint of vanilla. Smooth mid plate with a medium weight and good balance of fruit and acidity. Oak, blackberry and raspberry with pepper, spice and forest floor that lingered for a long time. Enjoyable. — 17 days ago
One of my favorites.
Incredible winery on Howell mnt with outstanding winemaking history and culture.
Don’t miss them on your next trip out. — 7 days ago
06 Viader - unfortunately kicked 07 Nickel and Nickel State Ranch - flat. 08 Hundred Acre Fortunate Son - third time’s a charm. Inky dark purple in the glass. Fresh roses on the nose with a hint of cayenne. Definitely a fruit bomb but has tons of depth and character. — a year ago
2 hour decant. Blueberry pie and a hint of eucalyptus on the nose. Fruit is still fresh and vibrant with good acidity. Graphite, black tea and blackberry dominate the palate. Finish is fairly long with some tannins and ends with a hint of red and black licorice. — 25 days ago
Only black from edge to edge. Intense aromas of black fruit plum compote, black pepper and vanilla. The ripeness of the fruit brings natural acidy to the party of black and blue fruit. The finish hangs on for an eternity with dried herbs, dusty gravel and molasses. If Darth Viader drinks wine, this would be his favorite! — 3 years ago