My first birth year wine. This will be tough to beat. So much tropical fruit with pronounced acidity bringing up the rear. Excellent texture as well. — 10 days ago
A very nice bottle of wine. I would say this one is drinking the way it was intended to drink. Ready to go. Full throttle for a Chardonnay. Nose of dried herbs, kettle corn, youthful fruit, minerals. Entry a lot of peach, guava, popcorn kernel. Lots of stone ground fruit, dried herbs, dense. Powerful. I don't think this one could drink any better than it is now. Opened to thank a friend for serving an excellent lineup of Peter Michael and Colgin four days before! This one is at the top of the hill right now. — a month ago
Dense dark crimson - almost black. Ripe plum aromas with a touch of prune and coffee grounds. On the palate earthy plummy savoury Notes still with a solid core of fruit which will see this wine cruise past its 20th Birthday. A full bodied Barossa Shiraz from ultra ripe old vine fruit. No doubt plenty of Oak when this wine was made but now the oak has largely integrated with the ripe fruit so the balance was right in this cooler vintage. I need to drink these big reds in winter because they are hard work in an Australian summer. — 15 days ago
Perfect for a dinner with great friends — 5 days ago
Good, tingly, graphite, leather — 6 days ago
Today was an absolutely fantastic Friday hosting at the City Club by @Dan Fitzgerald. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Great job Dan!
My notes against the first white were that this was more lifted and slightly lighter in body. In fact, I called this 2012 Aubert (one of their Sonoma Coast Vineyards) as I picked up lemon cream on the nose and palate. Sea salt, marzipan, honeycomb and lemon pound cake dominate the senses. Touch of heat on the finish. This is drinking marvelously right now. — a month ago