No notes taken, but this showed pretty well. Brooding dried herbs and leather on the nose. Full bodied on the palate with good balance. Pretty one-dimensional right now, but pleasant. Tannic on the finish. No hurry to drink these up, and it will be interesting to see if this develops any complexity with time in the cellar.
Given an hour or so to open up, lovely nose of deep violet, earth, roasted meats. Palate gains weight but still nimble and focused. Tannins are not noticeable and animal character comes back on the finish with peppery spice.
This was S's heartthrob at the winery two years ago. Frankly, I was expecting more: it's good, but not great. Compared next to Glen Fiona '08, which I'd give an 89. This will be better in a year or two.
Tasting Room. 100% Mourvedre from Alder Ridge Vineyard. Big and porterhouse beefy on the nose and palate. Savory flavors of crackling bacon, brambleberry, exotic spices, winter herbs of sage, thyme and rosemary. The core of this wine is tight as a drum, needing significant time to soften and meld. Rich and decadent with an intensely lengthy finish. Meal in a glass. Drink 2015(+)-2025
Nearly black core with reddish purple around the rim. Black pepper & dark fruit on the nose. Perfumey aromatics. Rich brooding plums & currants on the mid palate accentuated by peppery notes. Medium to high acid & extremely tannic right now. This has excellent potential & is one to watch. Great length.
Garnet in color, with subtle aromas of cherry, rhubarb, and smoke on the nose. Light-medium in body, with generous acidity appearing after the mouth-watering cherry flavor sits in. Ended with a super-clean finish.