(The night before). Mr. Reliable. Like a favorite pair of jeans — it can work most every time. Pulled this last night without much thought because there was a Cab drinker in the mix. By itself this would have scored higher, but with the others it seemed out of place. (Lack of decanting may have also been a factor). Will have to revisit with another bottle. — 10 days ago
Love this merlot — 4 days ago
A deep garnet with hints of medium cherry undertones. Really intriguing nose that starts off with plenty of oak and blackberries, but then transitions to notes of leather, tobacco, and wet moss. What I want to say is that this is a very pretty wine, which it is, but it’s also so very big. It’s a huge Napa Cab which can be the death knell for so many wines but she manages to deftly avoid that fate. Plush and quite smooth on the tongue, there’s well integrated tannins and a certain lusciousness to this wine. Upon opening, there’s a surfeit of oak but that quickly fades and some really nice fruit shows. Blue and black berries, mint, chocolate, and herbs on the palate. Very nice long finish with some mild spice. — a month ago
This is a wine of distinction, noses full of flavour whilst delivering a crisp but smooth rounded velvet experience on the palate. From Napa It sets a high boundary for USA wines to follow. — a month ago
Very creamy mouth feel. definitely for Chardonnay drinkers.
Lots of honey — 5 days ago
Pulled a couple of these from the cellar. They have improved with the cellaring. Quite tasty. — a month ago