PNP. Color still dark with ruby edges. No signif signs of age. Nose shows some secondary w slightly medicinal fruit and some tarry dill. Just a faint whiff of alcohol. Swishing shows tannins are totally integrated and soft, and I agree w others that the acid is there in support. Sipping shows dense fruit, no rough edges, and a smooth med length finish. I bought this at the winery on release, and has been in my cellar since. Not disappointed that I drank tonight, but I think that properly cellared bottles should have life ahead. Really enjoyed it. Think about drinking yours!
This is older than it should be and we intentionally kept it to consume later. Still have a bottle left. Opened very thin and sort of "done"... but, over about an hour it developed that "old Bordeaux" nose and flavor. A bit musty, but elegant and still VERY drinkable. Will drink the last very soon and be sad to see it gone. Jarvis makes remarkable wines with impeccable integrity.
I bought a case at the winery when released, managed to not drink 5 bottles. Still an excellent offering, good cherry and kind of a Mission fig fruit taste all mixed with a fine mineral hint. Not tannic at all, very "mellow" with soft mouth feel. Only a little fruit loss for being in a bottle 19 years.
Bought on release, at the Winery....my last bottle. Still very dark berry in color, dusty cedar, mocha, sour cherry nose. Still pretty rich dark berry fruit, with a sour and tart kick of acidity. Smooth mocha vanilla oak barrel, cedar dust, dark chocolate covered orange wedges, dried green tobacco leaves. Still really rich, yet very sour, which gives it a dryness that might be off putting to some. If that sourness wasn't there...this could be an amazing wine. Tasty, but not as it use to be.
If you haven't popped this wine don't despair. It still has enough acids left to haul it a couple more years. Lots of big graphite on the nose. You think you're going to get big berries. But the flavor has matured to a lovely sour cherry with earthy tones. Some clove. Tannin are beautiful. Asmooth drinking wine.
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