Aerated. Dark red purple. Nose of blackberry cobbler. Palate of blackberry-currant cobbler in a new wooden bowl. Firm tannins surrounding dark, voluptuous fruit. Medium acidity. Classic California blend that’s made for prime rib. Enjoy now through 2031 or beyond. — 2 months ago
So substantive, but subtle and well integrated. It’s not a fruit bomb or vanilla monster. Austere. The iron fist / velvet glove analogy fits well.
The nose has more fruit than palate. Chocolate cherries and floral. Palate is tar, cherry cordial, chocolate, with sticky tannins throughout, so good
Wish I had more time to put to capturing everything going on here. Also wish I’d have purchased the case instead of 1 bottle. — 3 months ago
This is a very interesting Chardonnay from Napa Valley.
Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
Dry on the palate with over ripen citrus fruits, apples, melons, honey, peaches, spices, black pepper, oak, vanilla, earth, light vegetables.
Smells perfumy in a manly kind of way.
Feels over the hill, but it's not. Really nice now.
Better when not too cold, and much better after 90 minutes of airtime. I did not decant it though.
14.6% alcohol by volume.
$90 — 3 months ago
Lobster club — a year ago