Developing nose with a medium aroma intensity. Aromas of cassis, black raspberries, oak, cedar wood, lead pencil, grass, fresh herbs, mint, cold coffee, gravel and pine.
Dry on the palate with a medium acidity, medium(+) body and medium(+) ripe tannins. The flavor intensity is medium(+) with flavors of inky, black fruits, cassis, lead pencil, cedar, cigar box and pine. The finish is medium(+) with black raspberries, sugared coffee and leather.
Drinking very good today but needs a bit of aeration. This wine is powerful with smooth, rounded edges. Very good!
Limited notes. Dense color, sweet aromas of black fruit, roses and cedar. Almost aggressive acidity, soft tannins and a warm finish. Didn't like that balance to start with but with more air the acidity seemed to mellow a bit. Overall good but i had higher expectations. 88-90p
Deep, dark garnet in color with no signs of aging. Fragrant, attractive and complex nose of developed & mature, ripe dark fruit aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums with earthy overtones, forest floor, mint, lead pencil, classic cedar box & tobacco notes, some leather, dried herbs, minerals, some spices & toasted oak in the background. Medium-full bodied with a good concentration of balanced, developed & mature, silky smooth texture, ripe dark fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & cassis with cedar, herbs, minerals, earthy, spices, mint and toasty oak in the background. Long lingering supple finish. Drinks quite well at present with decanting and airing. It should hold at this plateau for a few more years but I doubt there is any further development from additional aging.
Really nice style of Napa wine, with all its soft, ripe, sweet, layers of dark berries, spice, forest floor and stone in the perfume. The long, clean finish is polished, round and serving up a lot of sweet fruits.
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