Black cherry and smoke on the nose. Full bodied, but very smooth and round after being open for an hour and a half. Black cherry and raspberry note on the mid-palette, finishing with a hint of red fruit. Good, but not great complexity. Still has very solid fruit quality five years in. Has the structure to improve over the next year of two. A very solid value and a nice wine.
Good wine drinking well now. With Vinturi. Lots of wood and leather on the nose with a fair bit of alcohol. Mellows out with a little time, dark cherry on the palate, pretty full body and a dry long finish.
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. Very dark and dense red-purple color. Dark red berries and spice aromas. Full-bodied palate showing ripe flavors of blackberry, cherry, and smoky spices. Very well balanced. Beautiful long earthy/dusty finish. A well constructed wine and my favorite from Novelty Hill. A relatively good value too. Superb!
This opaque crimson wine (a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc) was splash-decanted and serially tasted over three hours. The nose opens over the first hour to show moderately intense aromas of cassis, licorice and exotic spices. Full-bodied on the palate, with low-to-medium acidity, medium sweet tannins and well-integrated alcohol (which is listed as 14.4%). Unfortunately, the middle palate thins a bit and the resurrected finish is a bit terse. There is a lot to like about this wine, and it is certainly enjoyable now. It falls short of the mark, however, based upon the middle and the end. Perhaps these deficiencies will be mitigated with a bit of cellaring, but I would not necessarily buy this wine with the intent of cellaring (as it is enjoyable now and is reasonably priced). Drink now-12/18.
This is very good stuff. I love the nose of cedar/cigar box (depending on what your cigar box is made of I suppose) and it's an easy drinking wine. Still some tannins, nice finish, and basically just makes me want more. I intended on just one glass tonight but I see more in my future. If this is representative of a good QPR WA cab I'm going to be expanding my experience with that region.
This has a nice, pretty nose. Loads of flavor with raspberry, cherry, blackberry and sage with some mineral. It has a nice mouthfeel and structure and is rich and velvety. Finishes on a hint of smoke. Lingers.
Red licorice candy on the nose along with oak, cherry and currant. On the palate, it's bright and expressive with lots of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and finishing with a hint of smoke. Nicely structured, rich and dense.
Dark fruit and moderate oak on the nose, fair modicum of same on the palette, but with a vegetal component that adds bitterness that detracts from the experience. Long finish, however, to it's credit. Tannins are smooth. May need some time.