1st gen Pax is big and hot. Surprisingly fresh nose though wife said cherry cordial. Huge fruit, dulled by age into raisin, mocha, molasses, beef jerky, campfire. The fruit might age further into deeper tertiary. Air brought out a whiff of herbs, a taste the modern Pax profile. Tannins are there but mild. — 19 days ago
Monthly WTF wine group. Special event this month as Ben provided all ‘80s Napa cabs. A few of us chipped in and provided some whites/bubbly.
Probably the surprise of the night. Not only was this the winner of the flight (against the Freemark Abbey) it almost took over the RM Reserve and the JPhelps for best wine on the table. The fact that this was 32yrs young is just nuts. Fruit had turned more ripe, with a more molasses note with nutmeg. — a day ago
It is the start of the weekend and I have opened the 2015 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietors Blend. The wine is 37% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose I am getting black cherry, blackberry, black currant, bakers chocolate, molasses, asparagus, caramel, vanilla, clove and leather.
Upon first sip on the palate the is jammy dark fruit of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, a little heavy on the toasted oak and gravel.
This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + rich mouth coating tannins that lead to a long lingering oaky dark fruit finish. With the cooler weather continuing into the weekend along with rain it looks like an indoor movie for me, but we will have to check out some other of my reds. Have a great weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago
Deeper more molasses taste than regular ume shu. Love it! — 3 days ago
118.6 Proof. Caroni Rum Cask Finish and a hint of molasses on the finish. — 6 days ago
Slight sugar, grape jam smell, boysenberry smell, jam, a consistent jammy wine, magenta purple color, molasses, tobacco — 11 days ago
Pops on the nose with some Mediterranean herbs, spice, sandlewood and dark cherry and molasses. Silky spice on the palate, delicate with some lovely plum and smokey finish. Delicious! — 11 days ago