Beautiful well crafted wine... a little under-powered from what I was expecting. A bit of cedar, tobacco, and dark fruit balanced with the fine tannins. At the price of entry, I'm not sure I'd buy again when there are tons a great wine to be had cheaper.
Casa de Gilbo (Boston): This wine was a bit oxidized as there were some obvious issues with the seal. The cork came easily dislodged and pushed into the wine when it was opened. Despite this, it showed fairly well. If anything, it showed that if this had been in top shape it would easily held its own in the single blind format.
For this reason my score is withheld, although I will say that despite showing signs of being flawed it was still very drinkable and none remained at the end of the night. Which is saying something, especially in the context of the company it was in.
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(Cadence Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain) Heady aromas of black and red fruit meld with mineral, floral notes, and currant. The palate is bold yet restrained with length and depth supported by firm tannins that need some time to fully stretch their legs. A beautiful wine that needs more time in the bottle to fully come into its own. Give two plus years or a long decant. 41% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot, and 6% Merlot. 14.4% alcohol. Sample provided by winery
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