Moms collection. Super smooth, jammy fruit and vanilla. — 8 months ago
This wine poured an inky black into the glass. Nose of youthful blackberry and spice with some oak. Entry of this wine is rich and dense. Lots of youthful, chalky black fruit and baking spice. The middle is really more of the same. This wine seems to lose some style points and it is not really all that complex in the middle. The finish is toasted oak tannin and black pepper. I do believe that this wine sort of stays flat in the middle as of now. I look forward to that improving over the next few years. If you have this bottle, I don't think I'd particularly be in a great hurry to drink it. I can see this one appreciating to 93/94 at full maturity. As for now, solid 92 and that definitely isn't bad. — 9 months ago
Decanting now, can you believe this is the only 2013 CA wine in our cellar?! All the rest is hiding, appropriately out of reach, in off-site storage. 👍
We tasted this at a walk-around in November of 2018, and I was impressed then...
Nose has chalkboard dust, milk chocolate, ripe plum, ripe raspberry, black cherry and cut green pepper (light).
Palate has chalky plum, ripe cherry, medium tannins, light green herbal notes, light toasted oak (few year old barrels?) and milk chocolate.
Very impressed at how approachable this wine is tonight after only about 2hrs of decant. Showing quite nicely at about 5 years past vintage. 2013 was very strong for CA, going to be legendary in my opinion; likely my favorite vintage in the prior 10 years.
Happy Valentine's Day 2019 to all. — 5 months ago
This really needs more bottle time. Finally opened up on day 2/3. — 10 months ago
Rich dark cherry flavor. Excellent wine with steak. Rich color and legs. — 20 days ago
Black berries strait up with a light lofty finish — 6 months ago
Earthy complex but smooth friendly cab. We drank it with a bone in ribeye, fries, roasted broccoli and gyozas — a year ago