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Community Tasting Notes (13) Avg Score: 89 points

  • Pretty similar to my first taste of this four years ago; lots of strawberry, but more depth and structure with currant and leather notes. Drinks well today.

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  • This was at peak. Deep and rich with lots of fruit. cigar box nose.

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  • This had a very nice bouquet with dark cherry, currant, dried herbs and sweet cured tobacco. The palate featured lively, juicy dark fruit with more herbs and tobacco. Tasty and very nicely structured and balanced. Excellent.

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  • Lovely wine. Drinking really well. Decanted and consumed with a steak. Lovely Cab Franc nose, lots of dark cherry, currant, tobacco and hints of green pepper. Dark, ripe and sweet. Same on the palate, more currant and dark cherry, lovely balance, really juicy and drinkable with soft dry tannins and nice dark fruit acidity. WA Cab Francs are some of the most glugable wines I have had. Really good. Sorry its my last bottle.

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  • Interesting - without looking at the prior tasting note from 18 month ago, I had with grilled lamb chops the same as 18 months ago...

    Also interestingly, this wine had not changed that much.This one had a whiff of volatile acidity, but that soon blew off. Lots of dark fruit, tobacco and slightly herbal notes on the nose - still think there must be lots of cab franc in here. Lovely sweet fruit, ripe midpalate with juicy acidity and soft dry tannins. Very nice.

    Not quite as structured or obviously rich in the midpalate as the Ciel du Cheval yesterday, but this is a very nicely constructed wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Cadence Winery Coda Red Wine Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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