2013 Pahlmeyer Napa Red blend.
Inky red/ deep purple hue. I love how this wine feels in my mouth. Loads of dark red fruit, currants, chocolates, cinnamon spice. star anise with a long lasting finish. Get this in your cellar now. 👍🏼 — 3 days ago
More of a drink now kind of wine for me. Not super aromatic but nice sweet rich fruit, black cherry, espresso, touch of earth (as in tiny since it's so fruit extracted) from the sangio. Nice tannins. The merlot in the blend works but I might miss the petite sirah? 92-93
Murrieta's well merlot much better on day 2. It needs some time for the fruit to come out
— 9 days ago
Wow! High octane, but at the same time, balanced. Red, blue and black fruit on the nose. Violet too. Nutmeg and some cocoa dusted bay leaf. Palate is young. Licorice and cassis. Blueberry driven finish that is both powerful and refined at the same time. Plenty of time ahead for this. — 8 days ago
This was the Mystery Wine which I ended up picking - more an educated guess than anything. It boiled down to the fact I didn’t think it was from Bordeaux and the host is the Australian agent for Colgin which many Aussies would not have heard of and he saw the opportunity to show it to the 20 guests. The Wine had more rhubarb and raspberry notes. Richer than the Pomerol Wines - more new world. Very good but not cheap at over $1300 AUD. Others preferred at that price. I have had the Colgin “Herb Lamb “ which was equally impressive and expensive. In November 2017 Ann Colgin and her husband sold 60% of the winery to French Luxury conglomerate LVMH. — 11 days ago
I know wine preferences are subjective, but I found this to be super disappointing. Perhaps my expectations were too high, perhaps it was an off bottle, maybe I opened it too soon, or perhaps Saturn wasn’t aligned with Venus - who knows - but I’ve had prior vintages that blew me away but not this one (which everyone seems to love?). Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, just not sing it from the mountain top good to me. — 14 days ago