Community Tasting Notes (19) Avg Score: 91.8 points

  • Slow ox for two hours. Coffee. Olive. Blackcurrant. Wet cedar and oak.

    Not really "my style" overall. Was short on fruit, which isn't always a bad thing, but the earthy tones of this just didn't hit me in the right place. Plenty of grip. Finish was long and a bit hot.

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  • Coffee vanilla, noticeable acid at the finishing. Should be perfect 3-5 years later.

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  • Off the list at a restaurant in Dorado, PR. Pop and pour and drank half of it, brought it back to the hotel and had more over a 2-1/2 hours total. An outstanding wine. Surprisingly approachable. Smooth soft sweet tannins. Lots of red fruit with plums and berries and some sweet cherries. Some acidity and some coffee in the background with above average acidity. Add five more years and this will get even better and ZI think more fruit will emerge.

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  • Deep ruby red color and opaque through the core. Color stained legs fall slowly showing high concentration and medium-plus/high viscosity.
    After a couple hours of air time medium-plus aromas present on the savory side with plenty of earth and "funk", pungent dried herbs, tobacco, aged red meats, weathered cedar, leather and cocoa that meet with aroma of plum, currant, blackberry and dried flowers.
    The full bodied palate follows suit with savory, concentrated flavors of earth and portabello, maduro tobacco, cedar, dried herbs, dried flowers, cocoa and an iron/beef blood note that adds complexity. Fruit flavors come in secondary with black plum, currant, black cherry and black berry. The medium acidity is slightly edged out by the medium-plus dusty tannins that are well integrated. The wine has full texture with full mid-palate density and for me where this wine shines. The savory finish is medium-plus in length and intensity.

    Overall more reminiscent of Old World than new, and everything in its place.
    Needs the air time.

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  • 3 hour decant. Wine softens with air and the young attributes fade reveling a lush red berry forwardness tempered by cedar and graphite.

    Probably best to hold unless you have time to let breathe. Good mouthfeel and well made. Picked up at Costco on whim.

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