Bright violet color. Red berries, cherry pit and a hint of licorice on the expansive, spice-accented nose. Silky and seamless in texture, offering lively bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a smoky mineral nuance that emerges with air. A floral pastille note builds on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with lingering spice and floral notes. (20% whole clusters; aged in neutral French oak barrels.) (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 4 days ago
Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has cedar box, plum skin, milk chocolate (light), dry green herbs (light), blackberry, dried cherry, cocoa powder and cut red pepper.
Palate has ripe plum, cedar sawdust, ripe blackberry, espresso bean (light), mocha and roasted red pepper (light).
Absolutely beautiful bottle, could hold 10+ more years, last bottle of course, yet amazing, such a long finish, like wow, everyone paid attention to this bottle at dinner. — 16 days ago
As expected, even at 12yrs, this is very youthful. It’s rich without being heavy or dense. Cherry tobacco leaves accompanied by herbs de Provence and coconut/dill shavings on the nose. Crazy tart on the palate with high acidity. Mostly black cherry tart and fleshy cherry skin with a more herbal seasoning type finish. Give this time to evolve and add layers. — 5 days ago
Another lovely wine! Better than last night but only marginally, so same score. These Spanish and Portuguese wines have the best textures. Definitely drink a little bit on the warmer side. This wine has more fruit and rust elements. Very refined and paired nicely with the suckling pig. — 2 days ago
Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black plum, red plum, black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, cinnamon, anise, cloves, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of ripe red and black plums, black cherry, raspberry, ripe blackberry, vanilla and sweet baking spices; long finish, very concentrated ripe red and black fruit flavors, elegant for such a ripe wine, very good — 7 hours ago
One of 4 wines brought to Folly Beach to enjoy a pre-15th anniversary celebration. Nose of black licorice and young pipe tobacco. Entry is a little bit sweeter, but classic Rioja with terroir driven notes, full bodied black cherry, black licorice, smoked pipe tobacco, brambleberry cola, semi-sweet plums, mint. Definitely more on the full-bodied side. Finishes long with a lot of pepper and flinty character. I honestly think this one has a solid 10 years ahead of it. — a day ago
Ahhhhhhhhh esse #tannat é muito bom. Bem fechadinho, precisa de aerar, gosto de chocolate no final. Muito bom! — 18 hours ago
Nice for the price — 12 days ago
Raspberry, cherry, cranberry and plum fruits. Hints of violets, Tomato, chocolate and Smokey vanilla on the finish. Very soft and fresh tasting. There is an elegance here. Thanks Ron! — 2 days ago