Very dark, youthful purple colour. Expressive nose of dark plums, chocolate, sweet spices like vanilla and cinnamon. Still intense sweet oak. Medium to full-bodied, soft but needs time to integrate the oak further. Medium acidity and good length. Would improve with further cellaring.
Cork in good condition. Decanted. Quite a lot of fine sediment which was easy to remove. Intense, deep red in the glass with no orange or violet hues. Black cherry nose, with forest floor, spice and bell pepper. Smooth and velvety on the palate with cherry, leather, mint, and mineral notes. Intense and concentrated without any heaviness. Lively, with ample acidity and appropriate alcohol. Really nice bottle, full of life. Still youthful, but coming of age.
This, after four hours in decanter. It did take time to open.
An opulent wine with a strong black cherry flavor along with notes of graphite and minerals. Sleek and rich but felt somewhat disjointed to me versus the other wines. Improved in the glass so maybe just needs more time. Tasted blind at North, Armonk, NY 91+
Double Decanted for 2 hours. Limited impact in the development of wine. Ripe, juicy and still with a bit of oak still. Black fruits, light raisin at times. Maybe its still young and needs time to develop but it felt a bit monotonous to us. Nothing was wrong or in a way overdone (ok maybe the ripeness) but the wine was not singing and was a bit blunt. Not sure what to make of it but maybe the attempt to make a Napa wine here went wrong. 91 still
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