Double decant (decent chunky sediment). A staggering dark ruby red color. On the nose: Red fruit, eucalyptus, floral, spicy licorice. Taste: black fruit, leather, crushed rock with a spicy minerally finish that goes long...good structure and some lovely acidity. — 5 days ago
Presents with a beautiful translucent ruby red with a clear rim. Let this wine open up and receive delicious cranberries..pomegranate..bubble gum..cola and gentle baking spices.
I am sure this wine could cellar longer..although enjoyable at this stage! — 2 days ago
The nose displays depth, texture and nuance.
Palate draws you in like a black hole. Oodles of ripe black cherries combine with espresso, cinnamon notes and cedar. There are many layers on the mid palate, complimented with powerful tannins, soil and good acidity. A brilliant effort, with lots of runway ahead of it. — 12 days ago
A few fun bottles from last Friday.
My thanks to @Mark Flesher for opening this as I have a visit lined up with Hayfork and Lewelling during my Napa trip in 3 weeks. I was surprised at how dense and chewy this was! So much to unpack here. I’d say this is fruit forward without being flabby or over the top. Aromatically there is baked mixed berry pie, dark plum, Mexican vanilla and baking spices. Large and in charge on the palate showing roasted dark fruits, dusty herbs, and chewy tannins at the finish. I think this is still evolving, but very enjoyable now. — 15 days ago