Very dark and inky in color. Loads of black fruit, lots of blackberry, some dark cherry and cassis. Plush and sumptuous, with some oak influence. Some sage notes, and tad bit of menthol. Lots of dirt and earth, and definitely shows some tannin. This wine still has plenty of time, and it is still a bit slutty. My original notes from a couple of years ago said it was a "damn fun" wine to drink, and it still is. I would let it sit at least another couple of years. Felt like I drank a baby.
splash decanted. i could stare at the color of this all night, but who am i kidding? time to dig in! cassis, dark cherries, menthol, and spice round out the nose. full body. noticeable tannic structure does not impede enjoyment. an unexpected, yet interesting, herbal element kicks on the finish. the sluttiness of the '08 iteration is not to be found here. nonetheless, this is no doubt a great bottle that displays a bit more elegance without sacrificing flavor. well done!
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(Sojourn Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard) Opaque purple red violet color; refined, ripe black currant, black fruit, menthol nose; tasty, ripe black currant, black fruit, menthol palate; needs 4 years; medium-plus finish 93+ points