Tasted alongside the 2013 vintage. Both wines were opened about eight hours in advanced and allowed to slow-ox at cellar temp (51°F). Comparatively, this was initially more reticent. Eventually, after letting it sit in the glass for about 30min and coming up to temp, damp earth (decomposing leaves), potpourri, sea breeze, mushrooms, and sandalwood on the nose. Cherry, black tea, and dried herbs on the palate. Towards the end of the bottle, this was gaining momentum and rivaling the 2013 in terms of enjoyability. Hold’em if you got’em. Better after 2025. — 2 days ago
Pristine, bright, transparent. High-toned and high acid reminiscent of Barbaresco. Perfumed, feminine, light in color, fresh and fragrant like spearmint mountain air. 700m in altitude from Mello vyd. Had with homemade orecchiette, fennel sausage, chanterelles, broccoli rabe. Enchanting — 18 days ago
juicy, bright, serve super chilled. Ripe berries and minerals, rocks. Low tannins, easy drinking. — 5 days ago
A selection from the Costco Wine Advent Calendar.
From 325 mL.
Plum, cherry, leather, and a bit of spice scents lead to flavors of black raspberries, black cherry, and leather. A bit lighter, and higher acidity than what I'd expect from most cabs. I would think this had an Italian varietal blended in, but there is no mention of anything other than cab on the label.
3/21/7/5/3 +89 pts. — 21 days ago