Community Tasting Notes (319) Avg Score: 91.8 points

  • Drinking well now and I am not sure it will get better. I would suggest drink now.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Popped and decanted, no sediment, medium-plus garnet. Pronounced aromas of dark fruits, violet, smoldering embers, parsley flakes, serrano pepper, tilled soil and crushed stones. Medium-plus body. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, mint, herbaceous green and a deeper impression of crushed stones and minerals. Wonderfully dry. The tannins are (still) quite chewy and astringent on the plus close.
    Although the tannins have barely receded, this is in the zone and shows a wonderfully fresh vibrance; drink now and over the next 5+ years. So distinctive.

    1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • Fully mature and good to go. Plum pudding, fruitcake, and chocolate with a long, long finish.

    If a date, this was a 25 year old MBA student who models lingerie part time and can discuss recent Wall Street Journal articles over dinner with insight and authority while you secretly undress her with your thoughts.

    Excellent and unlikely to improve with more age.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • No bricking and beautiful garnet color. Dark baking chocolate and cherry on the nose. A little cedar on the palate. While it was very good last night, it was outstanding tonight. Smooth tannins, full-bodied and terrific balance. Could go a bit longer but why wait. Sadly my last bottle.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Whistle-clean dark ruby , this wine is mature. Beautifully integrated nose of cherry, chocolate and raspberry. Beautiful palate-coating tasting and a long, long finish.

    If a date, this is a 38 year old Latina beauty who dazzles you with intellect and conversation in addition to beauty and sex appeal. Currently at it's peak and unlikely to improve.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 319 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.

NOTE: Some content is property of

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: