Deep ruby and purple hues with magenta rim variation. Moderate extraction and heavy tearing. Nose offers sweet tobacco, cigar box, oak, cedar, leather, baking spices and candied black fruit. Soft and smooth tannins on the palate; palate is otherwise consistent with the nose. Lingering finish. ABV 15.3%. Vintage 2014.
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fully opaque, inky purple black, prominent glass staining tears; cassis, milk chocolate, vanilla, licorice, tobacco leaf, floral notes; full bodied, jammy black fruit, a bit hot, 14.8% AVV; sources from Vixen block of Wildfoote Vineyard owned a good long by former Screaming Eagle Vineyard owner Jean Phillips — 6 days ago
Blue and black fruit aromatics and palate, nice finish. Enjoyed at Triangle Wine Experience dinner with Steve Reynolds as guest wine maker — 17 days ago
2014 vintage. Just edges out the 1932 Cab we had a couple of months ago. Decanted 2 hours. Plenty of intense dark fruit, especially dark cherries and black currant. Smooth tannins on the finish. Valentines Day dinner wine. — 3 days ago
A 14-year-old Malbec. Wow. Inky purple in the glass. The cork is so deep purple; it's almost black. Even without aeration, I knew this was going to be amazing. The nose has notes of raisins and chocolate after some time in the glass. The palate speaks of black currents and black cherries, with a little lavender in the finish. — 8 days ago