Ok nose but a bit shy. On the attack, a bit like cough medicine. Medium concentration with distant notes of coffee. Overall a nicely balanced wine, but I could not find anything special or exciting here. Did not find any "justification" to purchase it.
What this wine lacks in power and concentration, it makes up in the nose. The bouquet is rustic, unique, and evocative of the country. The palette, however, is a bit thin. Overall, it is ready to enjoy right now
Nice notes on the nose that clearly show the 22 months this wine spent on oak. At the moment the wine is not together at all. Rather disjoint. Firm concentration and firm tannins. Persistent finish. It has a potential for higher score in the future if it comes together.
After a couple of hours of decanting it showed a fantastic nose with notes of spice, perfume, red fruits and very slight mineral notes. Very well put together. Sweet silky tannins. A bit of stewed plums. Great structure. Good value for <$50 category
2007 is one of the best vintages in California and this wine shows it. The nose is powerful. Notes of vanilla and caramel without being jammy. Silky smooth mouth feel. Power house in concentration. Awesome balance. This is a great value ~$50 price category. It reminds me of the question: Why pay less?
A powerhouse on the nose showing a lot of vanilla notes at the moment. Ripe fruit and firm tannins. The wine shows a bit the alcohol on the finish. Another wine with good potential for higher score if it comes together.
A powerhouse on the nose: complex perfume, hypnotic, Asian spices. Outstanding concentration. Starts with stewed plums and evolves to show flavors of ripe fruits. What I really like about this wine is that it was showing his layers, one at a time. It does not put all of what it has upfront. Great complexity. Outstanding balance.
I am a bit generous on the rating of this wine. Most likely an 89+. A lot of vanilla on the nose. Very firm tannins. Way too early to drink at the moment. Tasted on opening / release day and it shows that the wine is quite disjoint. Decent concentration. Notes of green pepper and tomato juice on the finish.