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Community Tasting Notes (13) Avg Score: 94.6 points

  • Decanted 4 hours.

    Nice nose, creamy on the palate. Young and fruity in a balanced fashion.

    Medium finish.

    Drink now with a long decant or hold. 90++, likely more interest in 3-5 years.

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  • I was so very excited to try this. The QPR seemed to be amazing (>95 points and under $100). I would guess that the scoring might be more based on the promise than on the wine itself today. There were a lot of flavors and after drinking a more muted Proper this felt pretty intense. It was very berry flavored - both black and red. It felt like it could be a great wine, but I didn't feel like the flavors really had come together. We've got some more of this and I think we might sit on them for another five years before popping the next.

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  • Velvety blueberry, long finish. Just lovely.

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  • Tasting again after some time in bottle and this wine is really integrating. Beginning to show the elegance it had hinted at earlier. Definitely not a small wine, it isn't the burley beast WA cabs (And wine in general) can often be. A good choice for those who don't think balance equals low alcohol.

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  • Tasted at a Washington Cab party along side 2007 Betz Pere de Famille, 2009 Figgins, 2009 Gramercy Columbia Valley, 2006 Andrew Will Champoux, 2007 Delille Harrison Hill, 2005 Quilceda Creek.

    It was the favorite for 3 of the 8 folks (highest percentage of any wine).

    Words like "lovely", "Awesome" were used. The wine was decanted for 2 hours one day earlier and returned to bottle. A good decant is highly recommended, as the wine is tight upon opening.

    The aromatics of the wine are noticably better than the others. Both beautiful and complex. Flavors are rich and well integrated. Nice moderately long finish.

    Of interest, we tasted effectively on day-2. Day 3 and 4 tastings showed that this wine held up really well - boding well for a more aging.

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