opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, graphite, camphor, mint, vanilla, hints of smoke; classically styled, medium+ acid, fine grained tannins, 14.8% ABV; blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, majority from the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically, 2nd wine to the Eisele Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1st vintage under Pinault rather than Araujo ownership — a month ago
Absolutely delicious — a month ago
July 4th Friday was a total blowout! Killer bottles one after another. Here are just a few of the bottles we all enjoyed!
Beautiful SauvBlanc made in the “super SauvBlanc” style. Bordeaux Blanc like aromatics of crushed limestone, slate, and rounded stone fruits. Quite soft on the palate with guava and lemon-lime lychee. High acidity at the moment. — 3 months ago
Darker fruits (currant, plum, cherry) with nice density — 21 days ago
Today is #cabernetday so I'll have to wait with my #MerlotThursday. A nice Napa Merlot /Cabernet blend will fit in with the celebration.
Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing much age.
Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, wood, vanilla, chocolates, vinaigrette, graphite, leather, earth, wet leaves, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco leaf and black pepper.
Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, vegetables, vinaigrette, bitter herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.
This Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley is interesting and tasty. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.
This 12 year old is good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (90 minutes).
Reminds me of a 20 year old Right Bank Bordeaux.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
The high alcohol is very nicely integrated by now, so watch out.
Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Organic.
14.7% alcohol by volume.
$75 (current vintage). — a month ago
Craig! The bouquet is to die for for! Delish wine! — 4 months ago