This the first vintage with their new Howell Mtn. Vineyard in the blend, the 13th.
This very round, elegant & juicy. Dark currants/cassis, ruby, blackberries, creamy black plum & raspberries, signature HM blue fruit haunt, caramel, coffee, baking spices, dark Indian & Asian spices, dark chocolate, dark soils, clay and purple flowers. The finish very well balanced and polished. It persists endlessly. — 6 days ago
Not seeing the $100.00 price tag, $135.00 on Release probably the most disappointing 98 point wine I’ve had.
So Many $50-$75 out perform this one
How Jeb gave this a 98+ I have no idea
Any Rivers Marie cab between $100-$135.00 will blow this away, not mention Mike Smiths wines — 13 days ago
Great texture and oak integration. Tannins are lively, but inviting at this young age. A brightness that lifts a core of dark fruit with savory layers lingering just underneath. — 2 days ago
Fun Friday evening with great wines.
Checks all my boxes. I love Howell Mtn fruit. Everything about it is dark and ripe, yet powerful and smooth. Iron fist in a velvet glove. Sweet baking spices accompanied by blue fruit, blackberries, dark cocoa and nutmeg on the nose. Soft with a powerful core of dark fruit. Rich, but not boozy or flabby. Drinking fantastic right now with an hour decant. — 13 days ago
In the St. Tropez bay on Crystal Serenity enjoying this lovely wine with Beef Wellington. Opened the bottle last night with prime rib and saved half the bottle for tonight. Better tonight than last night by a degree. — 2 days ago
Absolutely delicious, the 2014 is perfectly drinkable now. Great fruit, balanced with structure. Mellow tannins. — 5 days ago