Charred red fruit on the nose. Tart cherry, cooked strawberry, American oak, allspice, black pepper, medium tannins, and moderate plus acid. — 17 hours ago
Bright lemon yellow and spotlessly clean in appearance. Nose a little closed. More citrus than stone fruit on the palate- slightly waxy texture with medium minus acid. Built for the long haul when made. Great to see in a very well made Margaret River Chardonnay. Could still enjoy this in 2 or 3 years time. Xanadu has been exhibiting well in the last several years on the Australian Show Circuit. — 15 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light alcohol and pencil lead.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.
Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. Showing nice balance and mouthfeel, with nice complexity.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes), and shows the complexity and structure.
Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.
I paired it with a cheese plate and pizza.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$26. — a day ago
Very nice nose PACKED w strawberries n hint i viol n roses. Kinda short taste n very limided tannins n acididi. Guess 2015 was better n maybe block 5. Still very tasty n enjoyable. — 10 days ago
2014 vintage. Deep purple color ,nose of blueberries and plums . Full bodied, chewy with a long and balanced finish. another good VFM. 92% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre — 12 days ago
Previously drank 15' and 14' sequentially and with slight yet pronounced acute differences due to vintage in the fruit, all varietals are pronounced and none overpowers the other. They seem to be adjusted to give the best presentation accordingly. The 13' had lesser vaccuum in bottling but did not sacrifice potential during storage as it fruit is still suddenly vibrant with syrah a top note. Tannins pierce the tip of the tongue and gradually roll to backside of the palate with pleasant ripened red cherries and red plums exclusively, slight smoke from surely light and medium toast from what seems to be American and French oak casks. This surely keeps a nice bouquet of spice lingering. Properly stored this production could poor well through 2025 where the plums might supersede the cherries, which might be more sophisticated. Either way all have been well built for the long haul and will eventually have a following for the experienced. Kudos to those who design wines and not just produce. — a month ago