Always delightful, and certainly drinking well in the current window. Poured a little cooler than the Kongsgaard, and also benefitted from approaching room temperature. While slightly edged out by the 13 Kong in my opinion tonight, still a beautiful benchmark Aubert wine. — 5 months ago
At first I thought this might be over the hill, but 30 minutes in the glass brought out red dark fruit. Could pass for a ripe Pomerol maybe? I haven’t loved a lot of 1997 Napa wines, but this was quite nice. — 15 days ago
Heavy aromas of tar, charcoal, smokey meat and vanilla. Decanting helped soften and bring out some bright cherry. Mid palate shows plush black fruit and chocolate. The finish is more black olive than I care for, but hoping that softens as it gets air. One of the most interesting wines I’ve had in a while. — 3 months ago
$75 direct from the winery. Really good with Pizza, drank it slowly over two or three days storing it at 56° and really wish there was more. Also wish it wasn’t so hot here all the time that I couldn’t enjoy more reds like this. — 3 months ago
Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.
Tasted alongside the Napa chardonnay from Kongsgaard, this was more elegant and finesse driven in every way. The nose wasn’t as bold with the oak and the palate was more acidic with lemon tart, lemon cream, and honeysuckle sporting a lengthy finish. My understanding is that The Judge builds in power with age so this is a peek at the very beginning of its climb. I guessed this was 2014 Aubert Ritchie. — 3 months ago