Black cherries, blueberries, vanilla, oak, dried sage, dark chocolate, full-bodied Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux. Smooth tannins and great versatility. Vintage 2016. So delish! Oui, s'il vous plaît!
#chateaufleurcardinale #merlotblend #rightbankbordeaux #stemiliongrandcru #oldworldwine — 19 days ago
Pretty sweet — a year ago
Fantastic. Well rounded vintage full of life and love. For your sorrows and your celebrations. It’s everything. It’s beautiful. Lay me down and serve me this through a straw #metoodontspill — a month ago
lots of mature black fruit with slightly sweet spice and tobacco — a year ago
Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.
Middle of the pack out of the wines tonight. Still quite nice with a decent amount of cherry jubilee and cassis. Tied with the ‘86. — a year ago
Premiado este ano com Tre Bicchieri (máximo) do Gambero Rosso, um excelente Primitivo di Manduria — 2 months ago
Nice earthy aroma. Cherry on the fruits. Good tannins. I like it. — 8 months ago
Takes be back, way back, to a time, a time when olives grew purple on the trees and the sun shone bright. 2015, what a year.... a delicious inky drop that would make. A squid blush — a year ago
Bootleg is the newest Napa label under the Jackson Family umbrella, which also includes Cardinale, Freemark Abbey, Galerie, La Jota, Lokoya, and Mt. Brave. The label pays homage to “the winegrowing rogues, who smuggled vine cuttings from renowned French vineyards and replanted them in California.” Kristy Melton, formerly director of winemaking at Clos du Val, crafts the wines and this blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. The fruit is sourced from vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. Parker called it “off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal” and I can’t disagree. Blackberry, kirsch and cassis combine to yield an ultra rich fruit bomb, but it doesn’t stop there, adding Rutherford dust, cocoa powder, licorice, purple flowers, cedar, and crushed rock. I’ve heard several comparisons of this to the wines of Orin Swift, and while both are fruit bomb, high octane wines, I’m more inclined to compare this to something like Andy Erickson’s Leviathan. — 2 years ago