Hands-down one of the best California Cabernet I’ve had in a very, very long time. I remember tasting with Arnot and Roberts a few years ago in New York at a trade tasting and being bowled over by how typical their syrah was to a Saint Joseph, but with this gorgeously fresh fruit.￼. Quite frankly to me what put CA wine on the map in the first place.
This Cabernet showed everything I like about great Cabernet. It was powerful, it was seductive, it was rich but balanced and fresh and showed all the classic hallmarks that the grape is known for. The slightest note of pyrazine folded in perfectly with the cassis, black cherry, and currant fruits. The palate had energy and complexity, generosity and a super long finish. #arnotroberts — a year ago
Such a classic & so full of grunerosity: canned green beans, butter lettuce and loads of lime on the nose. On the palate, more of the same, plus some underripe tropical fruit and a pleasant hint of citrus pith. It’s the texture that gets me on this wine—almost inappropriately supple. Opened last night but think it’s drinking even better on day 2.
— a year ago
Well balanced, acidic but not overly tart, with a nice, balanced effervescence. The nose is forward, but not pungent, with a nice slight bubblyness, and notes of strawberries, raspberries, and slight mineral notes. The flavor is VERY fruit forward, with notes of strawberries, raspberry, light passion fruit, prickly pear, and sweet rhubarb, with a slight earthy almost vegetal finish. Very tasty, easy to drink, with great flavor! — a year ago
Well made “second” wine, this a crowd pleaser with statue. Smooth velvet entry with soft “powder style” tannins, nice integrated wood and of course the light tobacco i the mouth. Somewhere it brings me to the style of Pontet Canet, and this is at the age of six a wine to watch. Big 👏👏 for the role of the Petit Verdot and CF in this wine, it gives the wine a nice kick. — a year ago
What a terrific Mencía “New World” red. For wine geeks out there the Spanish wine project of Descendientes de J. Palacios is a must read. However, if you couldn’t care less about that side of the story (and that’s way OK) simply pull a cork on their “everyday wine” and enjoy. You’re in for a thrill. (A thirty-minute decant served at cellar temperature is the way to go.) — a year ago