Delicious earthy blend. — a month ago
1 hour decant (decent chunky/fine sediment). A forbidding still inky dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: Beautiful perfumed notes of dark plum, cedar, vanilla, pine, and herbs. Taste: smooth, rich wine with mouth coating silky tannins, black cherry, black pepper, little dark chocolate, smoke, and a blueberry cedar semi dry finish....slight touch of heat on the end?...a RP 100 pt wine tonight. Cheers! — 2 months ago
Tons of mint, pepper some green some black peppercorn, some dark red fruits, stone, long tannin still. After awhile open I also get a tart candy component I really like. I’m curious to see bottle variation on this one. I also think it may have needed a decant. When I think of 2007 Bordeaux this would fit right in. — 3 months ago
A seductive scent of violet blossom, red currant, blueberry, black pepper and cold smoke meets a velvety textured wine that almost floats in the mouth. Equipped with ripe, gorgeously delicate tannins and pronouned, dense aromas of blackberry, bitter orange, black olive tapenade and nori leaf, this bottle doesn’t just look crazy, it’s actually crazy good. Drink now or until 2040. — 17 days ago
Winner of Syrah night — 2 months ago
OMG!!! Simply a fantastic wine. Bright garnet color. A bit leaner in style than many Charles Smith Syrah offerings. Beautiful nose of tobacco, black currant, mushroom and a very pleasant (not bell pepper) green quality. Pallet is loaded with cooked and dried blackberry, minerals, iodine, sweet spices and that ever present fresh green flavor. Medium bodied. Beautiful, long and lush finish Powerful, yet elegant at the same time. Unbelievable!!! Thank You Petey and Kasey for sharing this incredible bottle. — 3 months ago
Earthy graphite, almond, vanilla, smooth tannins, 35% cab sav, 31% merlot, 27% cab franc - easily one of my favorite vintages to date! — 3 months ago
This is a tasty Merlot based Bordeaux blend from Washington State.
Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with a nice mouthfeel.
Showing blue and black fruits with wood, earth, vegetables, spices, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.
Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.
A blend of 60% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 2 months ago
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Syrah (25%) and Petite Verdot (15%). Dark purple color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, dark cherry, violets, sweet spices, dark chocolate and a bit of graphite. Oak is present but very subtle. Firm (but refined) and richly structured and a super long finish. — 2 months ago
This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Columbia Valley in Washington State.
Very dark in color, and looks very young.
Full-bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, raisins, dried figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, spices, earth and coffee.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This 8 year old is peaking now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.
Smooth and elegant. Rich and extracted, with a great mouth feel.
Good by itself or with food. A great wine to sip on and talk about.
Robert Parker 94 points.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle as well.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, 17% Merlot, 7% Cab Franc and a splash of Malbec. Winemaker is Philippe Melka.
15.4% alcohol by volume.
$65 (current vintage). — 3 months ago