Nice piece of Napa history went down tonight to celebrate the upcoming 15th anniversary at Folly Beach SC. Herbal nose. Aged yellow fruit. Poured medium to dark amber color into the glass. An hour gave this one more aromatics. Cashews, peanuts, rosemary, overripe yellow fruits. The entry was surprisingly dense and full bodied. Palate rather equal to the nose. Finishes with a little more acidity than I thought it would. Went well with an eclectic group of tacos which brought out a kinds of things here. — 3 days ago
What an amazing wine considering it’s youth! On the nose there are great notes of black cherry and a slight hint of smoke. The palette bring this wine into a completely different level. Up front the fruit is is amazing mid palette the milk chocolate begins to appear and the win finishes with a great balance of cherry and chocolate!!! If you can cellar this beauty ￼ — 4 days ago
This took a little bit of coaxing to come out. It was very reluctant.
Originally in the decanter for 4 hours. Then Decanted twice more and put through the aerator twice.
Raisins, Pastry, biscuit, brioche, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, coconut, chocolate, coffee, fig, prune, cooked blackberry, dried raspberry, cooked black plum, tar, forest floor, earthy, tobacco, game, vegetal, wet leaves, savoury, meaty.
Dry, medium plus acid, medium tannin, high alcohol, medium plus intensity, medium body, medium plus finish.
Drink now, potential for ageing, under 10 years. — 6 days ago
Medium ruby red color and clear. Cherry fruit, wet leaves, cedar and slight smoke on the nose. Lingers a bit of vanilla and spice. A dark cherry and strawberry fruit taste, but subtle As it sits on the tongue notes of spice, pepper and cedar come out and finishes off with tea and a minerally taste. Drinks smooth and full bodied Pinot. The flavors are layered making it very enjoyable to drink on a nice fall weather evening right in our backyard. — 5 days ago
Pale Ruby. Some clove and tarry nuances on the nose. The pale colour belies the M+ Intensity. Very Burgundian in aroma, structure and palate. Even better on the 2nd night. The 2nd wine of Bell Hill made from younger vines from the top Cuvée. Very impressive. Only 1897 bottles made from Canterbury NZ and difficult to source even in Australia. — 2 days ago
2009 vintage. Opague ruby/garnet color, full bodied and complex. Ripe black cherry, blackberry, green bell pepper, currant, rose petal, baking spice, & cedar. Balanced tannin, long pleasing finish. — 3 days ago
Tropical fruits heaven on the nose: guava, lychee, pineapple, and hint of star fruit. Round acidity, perhaps a bit dull, but the tingling Sichuan peppercorn like finish was amazing. — 12 days ago