USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
Almost for sure a top ten wine of the year. Blueberries, bing cherries, coffee beans, earth, leather and minerals are singing on this super complex but integrated wine. Mild/Medium tannins. Medium to long finish and one of the best Bordeaux style blends I have sampled from the US in years. $100 or less buy!
This is why it is good to have a small group so you can go back and retaste. 89 points on the first go around but with some time it opened up with blackberries, spice, minerals and earth. Medium and a real dense wine. Should improve with some cellaring.
Another great Prum with minerals, petrol, peach and tropical fruit. Over time the petrol blew off and the ripe fruits emerged. Medium and full of flavor finish. Drink now and enjoy the ripe fruits or hold for secondary charcter.