Stellar. Many young vintages of this wine show their oak more than this. Sure there’s a coconut whiskey barrel note but more prominently incredibly smooth and supple tannins wrapped around cherry and plum notes with hints of dried herbs and graphite. Stunner. Drink now or hold for three decades or anywhere in between. — 20 days ago
This was really good, probably could have used some more time, though. It was right on day one, but opened up somewhat on days 2 and 3. Loved the flavor profile. (Note: I had intended to open the dominane eden and opened this by mistake. What a pleasant surprise!) — 16 days ago
Nice one. Surprisingly tannic after 22 years.
Winemaker’s Comments: 77% Merlot & 23% Cabernet Franc. Fruity, elegant, aromatic bouquet with hints of mint & anise. Smooth tannin / acid / fruit balance. Complex. Unfined and unfiltered. Bottled March, 1999. Only 89 cases produced. — 7 days ago
Wonderful flavors, beautiful balance of fruit and tannins. A little sour and juice like, but also balanced with great aromas. Great wine! — 13 days ago
Bad photo, good wine. Dusty tannins, deep and multi-layered. A tiny bit vegetal at first with tart cherry notes, but time in glass allowed the deep blue fruits and cassis to come out. Paired well with a prime ribeye. Thanks for the restaurant recommendation @Bill Bender !! — 23 days ago