December 24, 2015 - Opened, not decanted, for two hours.
The wine looks inky colored. It smells like red currant, blackberry, stoniness and espresso. It tastes like chocolate. The body is medium/full. The wine finishes medium.
November 4, 2015 - Dark fruits, chocolate and smooth tannins. Very opulent with noticeable alcohol. Overall a nice wine but I need to be in the mood for such bold wine.
October 18, 2015 - Has matured nicely. Better than I remember for previous bottles of this vintage.
May 4, 2015 - Really good for the money. Not as good as the others. This had dark rich black fruit but that really is where it started to fall off from the others. Where you could taste the pencil shavings and touch of graphite the others had a medley of secondary flavors and aromas. This was completely solid though just not in the company of the others.
February 15, 2015 - deep nose dark fruit finish may improve with more time
January 5, 2015 - Solid wine, but nothing spectacular. Cassis, dark and blue fruit, spices, french oak.
January 5, 2015 - Blind tasted. Black plum, black cherry, cocoa, dark chocolate, baking spice. I guessed Napa Merlot.
August 31, 2014 - Rich, coating, with deep and dark cherry. Early at this point but accessible. Hold for now. Enjoy later. How can you lose? Sweet.
May 7, 2014 - From 375 ml. Decanted 2 hours. A bit young, but starting to open up.
March 14, 2014 - What to say.. Great nose: blackberry, blueberry, flowers, meat and a hint of leather. On the palate it's one dimensional: Full bodied, smooth and good tannins. But it's boring, so boring. After one glass I had enough, this is not the wine I like. Bob will love it probably. Annoying high and sharp alcohol on the tongue and your throat. Hard to score... I have to give it 90 points because it's solid and well made. But personally three or 4 points less because I don't like these types of wine.