3 hour decant. Enjoyed this with family with thanksgiving dinner of prime rib. No notes were taken as I just sit back and enjoyed the wine with out thinking about it to much. These are wonderful wines.
Dark purple color. Big nose of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, toasty oak and some chocolate. Similar flavors on the palate. Full bodied with a big mouthfeel of chewy tannins but plenty of fruit to go along with it. Medium acid, medium+ tannins and a nice finish. This wine is drinking well now with a decant but probably could use time in the bottle to develop more secondary flavors.
This seems to be hitting its stride now but with plenty of life left. The nose is deep and rich blackberry and cassis. The oak seems to be coming under control and the acidity makes this a great wine for food. Blackberry continues on the palate joined by black cherry, smoke and graphite. The finish is of medium length and the overall impression is of a high quality wine coming into its own.
Cherry fruit upfront with a good deal of acidity. The tannins are well incorporated for a young wine. At almost 15% alcohol it is a little hot as a younger wine. Will show good in the next 3 to 4 years and very good in 6 to 8 years.
Taste at Cut. Kind of underwhelmed overall. Not nearly as balanced even as the '09 came off a couple months ago. Big rich wine packing loads of fruit but also lots of heat on the finish. Slightly out of whack now the wine was just too much. Very spicy and very hot. I'd say let this settle down for at least three to five years before trying again. Still, I could see the potential but it wasn't showing at this time.
This shows plenty of potential but is a little too young right now. The nose is not as developed as it should be and the balance hasn't settled down yet. No detailed notes as this was served at a large party.
.5 hour decant drank over the next 2 hours with and saved a glass for day 2. Dark fruit, some blueberries, cassis, vanilla and chocolate. I did get just a touch of wood on the finish but I liked how it added to the finish not overpower it. I very much enjoyed the wine and should get a little better with time.
Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries, plums, smoke, dark chocolate, florals and white pepper. Flavors of Bing cherries, currants, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, firm tannins, full bodied. Drink now with some air or likely in the 3-7 year window time frame.
Dark fruit, especially blueberries, fine tobacco, hint of pepper, touch of mint and cocoa. Finishes with some smokey cedar. it has good length on the finish. Also it had layered complexity. It's a very good wine it's an A-
Decanted. Drank over two days. Medium ruby/garnet red. Slightly hazy. At first the nose was completely shut down but on day two showed hints of vanilla, cedar, chalk dust, even a bit of toffee. The primary flavors included Cherry Cola, red currant, and a bit of spice. Mid-weight, well-balanced, focused. Medium finish. Slightest hint of alcohol on finish. Opened way too young, this wine should really develop nicely with a few years in the cellar.
nice flavors, with quite a bit of fruit. 75% CS/16% Merlot/5% PV/4% CF blend. This shows a little lightness on the midpalate -- almost a little watery. Medium (-) finish disappoints. This is an acceptable and enjoyable wine, but not at the asking price.
This wine is a medium purple colored wine, heavy bodied and has a 14.9% alcohol. It gives off aromas of cranberry, graham crackers, cassis and dark fruits. It tastes of black cherries, mocha, tobacco and berries. Fairly tannic, but could use a little more acidity to go for long term aging. I would guess this to be at its best between 2012 and 2020.