Extremely blessed to have shared this amongst great friends. Ruby color, concentrated nose of blueberry currant, black cherry, oak, forest, and spice. On the palate the wine is dry, high acidity, medium+ tannins, high alcohol, full bodied, with pronounced flavour intensity of dark fruit and dark chocolate. The wine feels very smooth and round with a medium+ and balanced finish. Cheers! — 19 days ago
Time for second tasting of the vintage. Still showing great fruit, acidity. Lots of aging potential with a healthy skin tannin structure here. No other updates; I’m just going to enjoy all the cranberry, raspberry and mulberry goodness in this one. To mellow those tannins, decant at least two hours. — a month ago
This wine is a Hundred Acre Ark. Not sure why vinous is having such a hard time identifying. Does not even come up on the search??? This followed the ‘02 Keenan Reserve and ‘05 Barbour. Wow what a night cap!! It is deserving of its 100 point rating. — 3 months ago
An incredible wine, still in its infancy so quite tight but tons of dark inky fruit and WOW the stave and barrel selection/fine tuning gave this an indescribable spice. Cinnamon, clove and Szechuan pepper, it was pretty wild. Tuck away for a decade at least before approaching. Jayson isn’t messing about over there. — 19 days ago
Dark ruby color with a brick rim. Intense aromas of plums, eucalyptus and black pepper. A bit of funk as well but it blew off quickly. Flavors of plum pudding, roasted meat, soy sauce and black licorice. Dense and earthy. Savory and powerful. Opens up beautifully. Thank You Pete and Kase! — 2 months ago
There is a medium-dark tint to this Pinot and a complex nose that intrigues from the first sniff. In addition to the expected aromas of cherry, cola and tea, much darker, earthier tones arise. Sage is particularly noticeable, with leather, trampled leaves and nutmeg also appearing. The palate is somewhat muscular - to be expected, it seems, in California Pinot - but not so much that its elegance is obliterated. The acidity is fresh and invigorating and the tannins are gentle. The finish is lengthy and has a hint of eucalyptus in it. — a month ago
Time has put a bit of prudence and elderly wisdom in this once burly, high-octane Barossa Shiraz. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a big black core of macerated fruit and generously dosed oak as well. Yet the aromatics and structure of this wine are open knit and transparent now, so we can clearly pick up notes of cinnamon, caramel, dried rose-petals, humidor and allspice.
This is perfectly Mature now. Sensible. Friendly. Complex and nuanced. Simply Delightful. — 2 months ago