Happy Father's Day 2020 to all; I'm posting pictures of our fur-kids, an independent and somewhat self-interested bunch. Two boys (9) and two girls (3), all rescued from various locations across the East Coast of the US. They generally bring the utmost of joy to my life on a daily basis.
Nose has blackberry jam on moist leather, minor cedar, very light barnyard notes, grilled blackberry,
blueberry compote, brewed dark roasted coffee, wet garden soil, chocolate vines candy and dried orange peel.
Palate has over-ripe blackberry, wet tanned leather, dark chocolate syrup, dehydrated black cherry, chocolate covered blueberry and moist cedar.
Silky smooth, intense finish running +2m, still showing tannins. Expect this bottle to easily hold another 10+ years without concern, in proper storage.
Decanted ~5h. Paired with well salted (in advance), medium-rare, grilled NY strip steaks from my favorite, local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm) and sauted, early season, baby squash in ozro with our garden herbs.
INAUGURAL vintage on this wine, I certainly didn't realize that fact when we bought it in September 2005! This has been in storage for the prior 15 years, just coming back home in January 2020.
Merlot 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40% / Petit Verdot 10% — 15 days ago
Fantastic. More herbal than I expected which was nice — a month ago
A fantastic vintage. One of the better wines I've had in a while. Big flavors, full bodied, and a clean finish. I'll definitely have more. — 2 months ago
Really nice. Tons of dark fruit, cocoa, some tree bark, good acidity that makes it more rustic and Italian than smooth Napa. — 3 months ago
Very fruity. Tons of tropical and but of lemon grass. Amazing flavor but not super complex. This would be enjoyed by many — 4 months ago
Blackberry, dried dark fruit, tobacco and leather. Well balanced and good structure @ Brücken — a month ago
Lemony and fresh — 2 months ago
Mooie volle Chianti, heerlijk bij steak — 2 months ago
Beautiful texture. Cherry cola and plum flavors. Subtle hints of tobacco, leather and oak. Medium body yet subtle and restrained. Long finish and mature tannins that you know are there but are not dominant. Great wine! — 5 months ago