The 2018- clean gamay style and incredibly drinkable. Chill this baby this summer and enjoy. — 15 days ago
Color of different shades of purple, with some ruby tone, quite clear and nice legs. Nose is pretty good with tropical ripe fruits, like ripe mango, minty, vanilla, blackberry, and a bit spice. Taste is milky with some vanilla milk chocolate note, slightly sweet and grassy, low tannins, and fruity notes are really in the background, like strawberry and cherry, zest, a bit mineral, and a touch of black pepper. More mineral, more sweetness, and more tannins show in the aftertaste. Not your traditional cab, but will be welcome by most of the people due to her friendliness. — 5 days ago
Here’s a tip, don’t chill this one too much. Seems to work much better nearer room temp than fridge temp. The delicate floral notes are lost if too cold. — 11 days ago
Nose has very dark chocolate, roasted coffee bean, blackberry-blueberry mash, rose petals, slight mint, crushed black cherry and wet slate.
Palate has warmed plum, chocolate cake, vanilla tobacco, light cedar and light oak. Surprisingly the tannins are quite mellow, easily approachable in a very, very youthful state.
A very heavy bottle, you could easily knock someone into tomorrow with a well timed swing.
We paired with delightfully thick bone-in ribeye's on the grill, actually a great pair with a nice sear/char from a wicked hot grill (+600°F). Delicious, local grass fed cattle.
Suckling, 99 points...Really? No one should be this drinking this before 2025, at least. I guess I have at least a baseline on what he thinks is the greatest Purple Angel to date. I agree, it is very good, but needs a lot of time, we have several, older vintages in the cellar just waiting for the right time.
I will certainly need to brush my teeth at least 2x after enjoying this wine. I'll have a 24hr check-in tomorrow, we're not finishing this on day one.
24hr Update: Mint has dropped out on the nose, palate is a wonderful blackberry-cedar jam, delicious, still not 99 points. — 11 days ago
Waxy, dried stone fruits, and a good dose of acidity — 18 days ago
Really delicious birthday wine. Silky and lush with some floral qualities but heaps of cherry and a little streak of burger grease to keep it interesting — 13 days ago
This is great. Green pepper, spice, anise. herbs. — 10 days ago
Favorite! Bordeaux blend. Full body — a day ago
This Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is extremely fruity. Good by itself as a sipping wine. Showing black fruits with chocolate notes and peppercorn.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.
I found this 3 year old better than the 5 years old 2014 i had not too long ago.
I paired it with a cheese plate, dried fruits and crackers.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$18. — 3 days ago