Finally getting around to posting Day 5 in Napa, our final day. 5 years in a row visiting...hope to make it 6 next year!
A wonderful wine, with room for score improvement over the next few years. Signature SLD to me. Mocha, dark cocoa, blackberry pie and a streak of ripe/rich red fruit down the middle. Dusty. Cinnamon and baking spice finish. Very good. — 12 days ago
I thought this was wonderful, and drinking in a prime window. Hard to imagine drinking this younger though and it’s dense. A lot of dark ripe fruit on the nose...blackberry and blueberry with cocoa and nutmeg. There is a slate note on the palate with dusty chocolate and baked fig. Pulls back before it turns hedonistic like. Delicious. — 22 days ago
Day 3 in Napa in the books! Running a day behind on notes...Napa time runs slow AND fast!
They are pulling this near Shafer’s Hillside Select block. Chocolate all over. Chocolate covered strawberries, black cherry, and baked graham cracker. Quintessential Stag’s Leap. — 14 days ago
Tasted blind. Dark reddish purple color, opaque. Looks and smells rich. Notes of black berry fruit, tobacco, some cassis and a little anise. Chewy in the mouth. Powerful fruit and structure - this is still young. Easy to guess as a young Cal Cab, althought it wasn't that young. — 15 days ago
Dark black/purple. On the nose: Black fruit, cedar, floral. Taste: Currents, pencil lead, black cherry, ending with a nice little tannic bite and a little alcohol heat in the back of the mouth.....Give this more time for an even better score.
Lede Family Moon Fantasy Masquerade dinner, Napa — 7 days ago