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Community Tasting Notes (37) Avg Score: 91.5 points

  • I'm with Decanting Fool on this, maybe even more so. My primary impressions were: modern, dumb, disjointed, and hot.

    There was a time when I really liked these, so my impressions of the '09 probably reflect my evolving tastes more than changes in the producer. That said, I do think these have gotten more modern/generic over the years.

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  • decanted 30 min (modest granular sediment). dark ruby red to rim; roasted plums & mission figs, black licorice, wild fennel, cured tobacco leaf, white pepper; full-bodied & rich palate presence; ripe & deeply-fruited, kirsch, roasted black plums, anise, full & long on the mildly tannic finish. very enjoyable at this stage, if robust fruit is your preference.

    crisp braised pork belly, collards w/benton's bacon, creamy grits, poached farm egg w/chile oil

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  • outstanding. Rich fruit coupled with tight structure. Drinking well after 30 min decant, clearly will get better.

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  • Decanted for one hour. May get to a 94 or 95. Kirsch and black fruit. Full bodied and super smooth tannins. This has all the traditional CDP notes. Figs and pipe tobacco.

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  • Pleasing notes of black tea and olives are the high points of this middle of the road CdP that's adequate but somehow misses the mark; all the elements are there but in the mouth it comes off as light weight and linear in places where I want it to be full and round. Will improve with some time, but it'll never be a serious contender. Many better choices at this price point.

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