Let breathe for 90 minutes--it probably needs more. Brickish-orange rim. Black olive brine on the nose and palate is dominant. Very little fruit remains, some dried mint. Medium minus acidity. Medium alcohol. Blunt tannins. Drink now or forever hold your piece or peace--whichever you are more comfortable with.
90 points — 16 days ago
2016 with Jack st Psrc de Ville on 5/25/2021 — a month ago
The wines was perfect! It aged so well and showed richness of aromas such as tosted, vanilla, ‘sous bois’, mushrooms, dried berries and figs, and a hint of eucalyptus
The tannins are so velvet, the acidity is refreshing yet and the finish is delicious!
Very good wine!
Grapes: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon e 19% Merlot
French oak: 12 months
Half bottle. Drink now: not suitable for ageing more! — 2 months ago
From Leane. Xmas 2020. Nice light Greek red. With leftover lamb chops. — 21 days ago
Tart cranberry sauce on the nose. Quite smooth but lighter than expected. Lots of berries, predominantly boysenberry and a subversive hint of vanilla. — 21 days ago
This was our “back-up” bottle just in case the 1981 Clos du Val Zinfandel was DOA. In the end, the vitality of the ’81 rendered a back-up unnecessary however, we were resolved to open this nevertheless. The Old Hill Ranch is a historic vineyard endowed with a natural beauty that has few peers. Carefully farmed as a field blend with 30 other varieties, the vineyard is thought to be home to the oldest vines grafted to St. George rootstock (some of them are over 130 years old!!). The wine pours a bright ruby with no signs of sediment. On the nose, dark sour cherry, meat fat, brambles, and pie spice. On the palate, a mix of tart dark and red fruits, minerals, and a soft touch of baking spice. The finish is dry and long. Remarkable structure. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. This is a wine with tremendous vigor and it’s just getting started. While this is drinking very well already, I suspect these will have a very long life and should drink very well into the 2030’s and possibly, beyond. — 21 days ago
11 year old beauty. — 23 days ago
It’s hard to match Ribolla Gialla for its combination of refreshment and complexity. Maybe I’m just a sucker for chamomile and bee pollen and pear and lemon oil flavors that lean savory with fantastic acidity and salty mineral undertones. George Vare FTW, and RIP. — a month ago