Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish, cloudy rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, oak, chocolates, licorice, light earth, spices, black pepper, pencil lead and herbs.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, oak, chocolates, tobacco, spices, coffee, vanilla, licorice, graphite and peppercorn.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward. Rich, spicy and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime. I gave it 90 minutes, but it might have needed even longer.
Good by itself or with food. Paired very well with the prosciutto.
100% Petit Verdot grapes, grown at 2,200 feet elevation, and aged in French Oak barrels (40% new). A small production of only 90 cases.
14.1% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 10 days ago
Drank with Athena — 17 days ago
Tropically sweet and crisp — 16 days ago
An enjoyable Cabernet. Lots of dark berry flavors and a slightly tannic finish. A good example of the Chateau St. Michelle Cabernets that I’ve grown to appreciate. — 4 days ago
Bold complex oke describes a perfectly — 12 days ago
WNH Zin night.
Knowing the price (forced in to a 3-pack at around $110/bottle), and knowing the pedigree (Mondavi family Howell Mtn zin), you expect a certain quality. It’s not that this was subpar, it was more that this seemed in the wrong league.
My initial reaction was much worse than this final score reflects. I decanted this two hours after having a small glass which was crazy tannic. My initial, and final, thoughts on this wine are that Lamborn’s zin is equal in quality at less than half the price. That’s a significant difference. Similar to Lamborn, this isn’t overly hot, jammy or disjointed. The structure here is actually quite nice, and improved only slightly the longer it was open. It is closer to a cab, or maybe powerful merlot, in profile. There is a distinct Andes chocolate mint note prevalent throughout. Aromatically, it’s a touch high toned with bright red and black fruits, but on the palate, it shows a touch more complexity...Andes chocolate mint, spiced black raspberries, currant, and cedar. This isn’t getting any better, so open if you have it. — 21 days ago
2016. native yeast. beautifully aromatic. wow. lilac, perfumes, tree flowery. zingy black and red cherry, dark chocolate,l. delicious — a day ago
Smooth and fruity — 2 days ago