To Kalon Night at Collyer Catering (Collyer Catering): Delighted to have this again after having it in the Fall. Very similar nose to the Schrader and probably would not have been able to tell them apart in the blind tasting. Would think they are the same wine. The palate was again similar but served a little cooler then the Schrader. Flavors of cherry, blackberry, currant and earth. Consistent with the previous time I had it and just a tick behind the Schrader in my book.
CORAVIN ACCESS #1. Let breathe in the glass for about 30 minutes. The nose is rich and brooding. Dark purple and blue fruit. Plums, cassis, dark rock, fresh new leather and some tobacco elements. Big, ripe and masculine. A distinct graphite note here more than most wines that sport pencil shavings. Kept going in for more smells - layered, complex and again, really dark and spicy on the back end. Dense, chewy palate. Confirm the dark purple and blue fruit. Spice box and a fair dose of heat on the back end. A voluptuous wine from gorgeous mountain fruit. Long lingering finish laced with some really nice elegant oak. Balanced as a whole but not for the faint of heart. I remember other Continuum being a little more feminine in style but this is from the early years. Really nice as a whole. Solid Pritchard Hill bottling overall though not cheap.
Private Dinner at Craft Butchery (Craft Butchery in Westport, CT): This was excellent and a very different wine from the others. Very structured and balanced. Nose of cherry, blackberry and vanilla. Basically screaming Napa Valley. The palate kind of came in waves with flavors of cherry, blackberry, iron and mineral. Finish lasted about 25-30 seconds. Glad I have a few of these in my cellar and it's drinking really nice right now.
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