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Community Tasting Notes (162) Avg Score: 95.4 points

  • Just massive…ooozzzzze monster if there ever was such a thing…..the concentration in this wine is utterly amazing! DON'T drink this along side a Burgundy…..just don't! Fresh crushed and saturated liqueured berry fruits….teeth staining….but remarkable there is some balance here……the fruit is not too sweet…plenty of crushed rocks, asphalt tar, dusty white pepper spice, OLIVES…….killer florals of lavender, licorice, smoke meat, Kirsch liqueur…….drink this like you would a Port. A slow sipper……the pleasure will love you long time!!

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    COLOR: Typical opaque blackish-purple right to the rim. Like old oil.
    NOTE: This was the last half of a bottle we CV'd twice before, and it was just so good. The nose was scorched rosewood, fresh boysenberry, cherry pipe tobacco, grilled beef, tar, blueberry compote, vanilla and cinnamon. Whoa! Mouth was scorched blueberry bush, blackberry liqueur, tar, brown sugar and molasses! Finish kept up the same theme as the mouth and then added some bruleed marshmallow and cracked granite. Amazing juice.

    DECANT: 1-3 hours
    GLASS USED: Syrah
    TASTE: 9.5+
    COST: 150?
    VALUE: 8.0
    TRY AGAIN: now-2025
    CORAVIN'D: Yes
    PRE-POUR LEVEL: 50%
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  • Very dark purple. Expressive and hot nose of dark fruit, scorched earth, fruit compote, leaves no doubt already that they went all the way with concentration and ripeness. On the palate full bodied with lots of sweetness stemming from the high alcohol. Impressive on the first 5 seconds but finishes short. Ripe aromatics but quickly tires at least my palate. Can't see this going well with food, but if you like mass, try this.

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  • A totally non-compromising effort which almost has to be cut out of the bottle. Dark, perhaps a bit brooding, massive, powerful and intense are all words that describe the first impression of this effort. Still it could also be described as "elegant", if looking at the close to perfect balance and very nice integration. The nose is massive and dominated by vivid and abundant dark cool fruit. The palate is full throttle with very nice integration between its different components. Served to the right type of food this is a very food friendly wine. A stunner!

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  • Trelio with the fellas (Clovis Ca.): Here comes the Oooze Monster! Saturated purple, blackberry color....soaring nose of crushed wild berry fruit, white pepper, lavender florals, meat, tar. Huge and rich in the mouth, power, yet balanced. Dark berries, licorice, smoky asphalt(not as much as older Alban), dusty white pepper spice, kirsch liqueur. Just an amazing complex, mouthful of tasty!

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    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153, (See more on Vinous...)

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