10 years in and drinking incredible. Soft yet full. Fruit still robust. — 2 years ago
4.0 2011 vintage dark red color with a nice complex nose and a tannic, but somewhat complex full body and a fairly long aftertaste. After a week open with Vacu van at room temperature it softens some but this wine needs another 10 years in a cool cellar at least. — 2 months ago
Color of dark opaque purple with slight grey note on the rim. Nose of fragrant ripe cherry,raisin, strawberry ice cream, sweet oaky flavor, some violet, and actually some apricot/pear nose. Taste is very dry, with well structured tannins, significant note from tobacco leaves, ripe cherry, dried strawberries, some cocoa, milk chocolate, hint of graphite, and subtle acidity like balsamic vinegar. The flavors are plentiful to enjoy. Aftertaste is long and structured, with tannins slowly wining down and rest of the favors surfacing, tobacco leaves, subtle acidity, milk chocolate all existent. — 3 years ago
07' Anderson Conn Valley Reserve. We opened a bottle of this several years ago, it wasn't showing particularly well. I was hoping for the best tonight , I'm thinking we came close.
Which seems to be my usual one hour decanting along side the Agharta. This 100% Cabernet shows very little signs of aging at all. This is NOT a powerhouse of wine. Light/medium- bodied cab. Layers of black fruits .Very expressive, nice mouth feel to it. A slightly shortened finish? Light sediment. I don't think this wine is peaking yet?
Edit- The tannins have dissipated, but the acidity is still rather present. Thinking it's got another 8/10 very good years in it.
— 3 years ago