Bitter fruits, vanilla, very soft tannin. Little terrior expressed in this wine. Initially thought this tasted like a big overpowered CA Pinot, but after a couple hours the Rhone grapes it is made of became more clear. Rhone blend, in the CA style. Not a huge fan, but I can see where this would be fantastic wine for some people.
Thanksgiving wine. The cork came out easily but the wine was very nicely integrated. Great rhone blend and kudos to big bottles. A nice hit both before and during dinner. Didn't overpower any of the dishes. Comparable: Jeff Bagwell.
Garnet with a tinge of brick. Deep dark fruits, vanilla, and menthol on the nose. Palate showed leather, loamy earth, wet stone, black cassis, hint of black pepper, all nicely layered and structured in a full body. Round and silky. Medium finish with slight tannins still showing. Very nice wine, excellent value.
it is insane the amount of rich ripe fruit that still exists in this. color isstil deep to the rim. the cork was slightrly low in the neck, and almost soaked through. was disappointed with many 1997, but this one is super fresh. kept a ton of silky body. i wish i had tried it in like 2001, to have something to compare it to. The nose is floral and drooplet berried. mouth is pure but slightly alcoholic. some cinnamon, leather. good finish. will see how things develop.
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