Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.
Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...😃
15% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 8 days ago
Can still get the dusty strawberries, cherry, and floral notes on the nose I associate with Spring Mountain and memories of this vintage. There is also leather, earth, and a little forest floor now. Mouthfeel is supple. Cherry, leather, and chocolate. Finish is good. Tannins held up well. There’s a little funk at the end that tells me this is a little past prime. Drink now. I have two bottles left. Come over and give me an excuse to open. — 15 days ago
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From such a structured Napa vintage and deriving from Mount Veeder I was expecting (and hoping for) more supporting tannins and backbone.
Too “smooth” for my liking it almost comes across as having some residual sugar?
Should find plenty of fans in the Big & Bold camp. — 5 days ago
Dark purplish ruby red and coats the glass. Plush nose with tons of spices, black fruits, dark spices, cinnamon and some vanilla. Rich palate with dark spices, black fruit and cassis. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2038. — 14 days ago
Paraduxx 2015 proprietary red wine. A Duckhorn wine company. A very nice simple red. Soft dark berries and light tannins. If you could cross a big bold cab and a light relaxing pinot, this is it! Wonderful chocolate and mild spice. Not too dry, but drier than I expected on the finish. This would go great with a steak! — 6 days ago
Sometimes luck is on your side and your friend opens up an amazing bottle of wine and says had you had this yet. What ensued was such a wonderful mixture of red and dark fruits that complement each other superbly. This wine has all the usual characteristics of a Bordeaux Blend. Such an enjoyment to drink. This is a superbly crafted bottle of wine. — 3 years ago
Bevan Cellars “ Ontogeny” is an entry level cab with a high-end taste. Decanted about 30 minutes this wine turns into a delicious, full -mouthed experience with hints of bing cherries, spiced chocolate and floral finish. A must try for serious cab drinkers. — 9 days ago
Served from Coravin. I can see why the average CT for these wines hovers around a 91. This wine seems to drink in 'reverse.' Has a powerful purple and black fruit opening, but then really thins out quite a bit to a sweeter purple fruit and fig-rich finish. Definitely not a bad wine. Almost wondering if I didn't open this one too early, but not so sure as this one sort of has somewhat of a tart fruit finish. Not that it wasn't an enjoyable tart finish, but not what I was expecting. Just seemed to be all over the place. Would I kick this one out of bed for eating crackers? Naa....I'd probably eat a few myself. I think this wine showed better at the winery. If you have these, I really can't tell you whether or not I'd drink or hold....a little confused by this one! Might be worth popping the cork on the remaining half of the bottle, re-corking in an hour and coming back to the remainder tomorrow! — 16 days ago