Dark dirty red. Raspberry, cola, and spice nose. Medium bodied, cranberries, sharp cherries, green olives, rustic tannins, dark chocolate, good acid, and a red berry infused medium to long finish. Very nice.
Unknown how long this was opened. My wife brought 1/2 a bottle home from a weekend with the gals. Very strong scents of leather and tobacco. The tobacco and leather combine on the palate to show some age, though there's still some fruit and freshness showing. Minerality and dryness show themselves as well. We had 2 bottles open tonight and this didn't hold up to the 09 Auclair Left Blend but it is a very nice wine, especially for the price.
Not sure I understand the ratings here. This is a hugely concentrated wine for the price point. It's a dry well-balanced Bordeaux blend that one would have to part with $60+ to find a California comparable. The wine admirably showcases Red Mountain terroir. It is purple in color and very young on the palate. It tastes like a 55/45 Old World/New World Bordeaux blend. The fruit is attractive, but the tannins are big, tight and chewy. This wine will easily age for 3+ years. Is it the most complex wine or will it be? No. But it is a huge wine with strong Old World tendencies - minerality - good balance, and chunky tannins. May rate higher with age. I would drink this any day of the week and twice on Sunday over the Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon or Walter Clore Red of the 2005 vintage. It is better balanced, it tastes better, and it's very concentrated. At $25...buy all you can find and open a bottle every six months to see how it develops. Those that enjoy New World blends which pay homage to the Old World won't be disappointed! Best retail Red Mountain value I've tasted hands down.
Plum, chocolate -- mellow fruits (after some time in glass). A bit hot off the gate but still good. Decanting mellowed it - not necessarily better (depends on your taste). Good balance and nice bordeaux style from US.
This have developed nicely since my last bottle 11 months ago...The nose definitely has a lot more going on more notes of black cherry and spice, the palate has gained a little weight even a touch more complexity. Ripe red cherry fruit, slightly sweet, solid supporting acidity and tannin, very good example of a value WA Bordeaux blend.
A friend and I tasted this at the winery on 6/11/11. It had a ripe and fragrant bouquet of black cherry, blackberry, cedar, violet and spice aromas. The palate was big, ripe and very dry with flavors that followed the nose.
Very solid $25 bottle of wine. Rich core of fruit, clearly from Red Mountain without the oil finish that can be on some RM blends. Clear and focused with hints of flint across a balanced layer of delicious fruit. Definitely improves after being open 30 minutes. Nothing offputting, expertly blended. Only small downside is due to youth mouthfeel is a bit raw with some lingering acids, but this is a very minor critique.
Popnpour. Red violet hue, clear rim. Nose shy but smells like a wine (duh!). As it aired out and came up to room temp a concentrated dark berry, black berry fruit dominate. Decent length but tannins a bit rough. I vascillate between giving a 90 and 89.
red meaty hue with clear rim. reticent nose and bitter metallic disjointedness gave way to the cherry fruit of Red Mountain after some air and pass through a Vinturi. I recently received it and it may not have settled down. Started an 86 and ended 89-90 but the increasing complexity bodes well for more points. Day 2 89+, still.
wow. spicy. perhaps emphasized by contrast to an earlier wine, this is a peppery, slightly vegetal, and joyfully fruited mouthful. Thick on the midpalate, the finish is a bit oaky and simple, but exhibiting white and black pepper in spades. Nice stuff.
From 375ml - popped and poured. Showing a strong influence of new wood on the nose, but this soon subsided to a more sensible array of black cherry, violets, and a touch of spice. I found this years Coda to be quite a contrast than previous vintages, which is no surprise given the free reign Ben Smith has on the cepage. This years entry was forward, somewhat sweet, a terrific core of cherry and espresso, but by no means cloying, or heavy. In fact, I would say this is rather light on its feet and very accessible for todays drinking. Again, a very good value from Cadecne.