Maggie Harrison/Brad Grimes Dinner (Eleven Madison Park): This was a wonderful bold Napa cab with a nice balancing factor to it which reined it in. Great blackberry flavor and a nice spice component. Paired just perfectly with a salted fillet. Could have benefited from a filtering as there was quite a lot of sediment even in the early pours. Wonderful wine. MUCH too young - I suspect this could actually compete with a Mouton, but with 11 extra years, the Mouton shown brighter.
Massive black and red fruit with some chocolate and caramel notes. I found this to be quite tannic which brought my score down. We decanted for about 1 hour prior to drinking so no doubt this could have used more time. A powerhouse of a wine nonetheless.
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