love this wine, why? Great balance and structure in the mouth. Nose full of black fruits, tobacco vanilla and some spices. Also after 15-20 mins getting to room temp and decanting this 2004 finish is awesome.
What a wonderful wine. Lavender and coffee bean on the nose sweetly. Medium mouth feel with tannins very light. Bright fruit of raspberry, blueberry along with a bit of chalkiness. Glad we have more of this.
WOW- Who knew the time between my last bottle (7/2010) and this one would be so different. So much complexity, lots of dark fruit, perfectly integrated oak and a big hit of Rutherford. This was a 375ml, so I don't know how my experience translates to 750's. If you have them, you will not be disappointed.
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(Quintessa Red) #4; COLOR-dark; NOSE-a little funky; little garbage; interesting subtle Black Raspberry; little Oak Monster; TASTE-really dark chocolate; really firm, solid tannins; good richness & explosiveness; really well made; great polish; pure fruit; I like this wine; nice balance; reminds me more of Classic Bordeaux than a CA cult wine; nice tanat-like balance on the finish; I like the red fruit on the mid-palate transitioning to black fruit mixed w/ dark chocolate components on the finish; interesting wine; WE-95; GV-92+
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