Picked up this obscure bottle at a shop on our annual pilgrimage to Mecca, i.e., Walla Walla back a few years ago. It nicely languished in a corner of storage and lo and behold reveals a solid blend, expected palette from the described varietal utilization. Glad it had some time on it. Lush is a good descriptive expression for what it revealed. — 12 days ago
Cherries, red plums, lychee and wet granite on the nose. It’s very young still, too young, but clearly a high quality Grenache. Medium bodied, notes of pencil lead and the plum, lychee and cherries feature prominently on the palette along with a faint hint of ruby red grapefruit. Mmmm... — 3 days ago
Smoke and maple butterscotch on the nose, for a rye moderate spice at the finish, smoke, a touch of caramel, vanilla and orange. Maybe salt? Medium body. I really liked this rye. — 3 days ago
Double decant (little sediment) and pour. Dark black/purple. On the nose black fruit, forest floor, carmel. Taste: BlackBerry, spice, sweet tannin, green veggie, vanilla. Medium finish. Note: 2nd day...used the re-pour capsule and kept this wine very fresh...TRY IT! — 8 days ago
Color of light gold. Nose of apple cider, mineral, ripe banana, and a bit sprite. Taste follows nose notes, with addition of good citrus acidity, ripe pineapple, honey, tinkling mouthfeel, and subtle mineral. Aftertaste is long and dominated by minerals and acidity. Pure, clean, and good flavors. — 5 days ago
This Cabernet Sauvignon from the House of Charles Smith is always enjoyable. Well balanced and fruit forward with black fruits, earth and chocolates.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Cheeses, olives and nuts.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (1 hour). Will get even better in a year or two.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 15 days ago
A crowd pleasing darker red for sure. Split a bottle with a friend in one sitting. Dry cherry and dark fruits but not as sweet as many red blends. Would absolutely drink this again and bring to a wine night — 5 months ago
Bold and complex like it says on the label. Great tasting slightly dry complex wine with hints of vanilla and a great finish. I was pleasantly surprised! — 2 days ago