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Community Tasting Notes (18) Avg Score: 90.5 points

  • Dusty nose of sweet wood, stewed plums, pipe tobacco, dark currants, with hint of iodine, more milk than dark chocolate, with a slight bit of heat. Lovely palate of sweet dark fruits, dark cherries, with a nice hint of chocolate. Not very fruit forward (notwithstanding my description!). There is some nice balance here, with medium acidity. Tannins are mostly resolved. Finish is medium, with that nice sweet dark fruit. This is drinking quite nicely now. It will be good for the next few years I would guess. Not sure about longer.

    Add: 2 days later still drinking nicely. Not amazingly complex, but the heat is reduced and the fruit is still nice and not overpowering.

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  • nose: sweet tobacco, new leather, slight stewed plum. very nice and interesting
    palate follows nose with nice flavor profile and very nice length and finish. This bottle was lovely and had some life to it.
    Would buy again.

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  • nose was indicating this wine was past prime. very oxidative and stewed fruit aromas.
    palate was somewhat surprising with brown sugar, cinnamon, earth, and some very nice secondary flavors. decent finish.
    definitely on the decline but not dead yet. Drink up.

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  • My expectations were low, and this wine blew them away.

    First, contrary to notes below I didn't get noticeable VA, but I did open the bottle an hour before pouring.

    Not a lot going on aromatically, but the palate just explodes with dark fruit. Still good grip on the finish. Marred by some heat throughout, but otherwise well balanced.

    I was very impressed by this, and am glad I have more bottles.

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  • dark, no signs of fading. Nice old nose, but still fruit showing. Very tannic still, but still tons of fruit. Very complex and flavorful. Could last a bit longer...

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2002, IWC Issue #104, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Cadence Winery Red Table Wine Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain) Subscribe to see review text.

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