Advertisement

Who Likes This Wine(15)

  1. winebuff037

    winebuff037

    0 Tasting Notes

  2. Matty the wine collector

    Matty the wine co…

    31 Tasting Notes

  3. Nojomoschwa

    Nojomoschwa

    430 Tasting Notes

More

Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (27) Avg Score: 91.2 points

  • Decanted for a good hour before tasting. Dark purple core, pink rim. Sweet blue fruit with further hints of espresso, liquorish, menthol and cedar-wood. Very forward in style – monolithic fruit, lots of dry extract and moderate grip. This is pretty much as close to a stereotypical Cali Cab as you can get, and will no doubt divide opinions. High quality raw materials and winemaking, but the end result will not be to everybody’s taste. Should keep for a few more years, but shedding more tannin will quickly render it flabby. Hard to dislike, but in my wiev best without food.

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

  • Impenetrable purple-black. Black plums, christmas pudding and lifted violets notes. Mouthcoating, thick palate with layers of fine tannins and masses of dark fruit, chocolate, and black licorice flavours. Colossal wine, still a baby. Much bigger in style than I remember Stags Leap being on my trip to Napa a few tears back. I'd tuck these away for awhile. (92+ Very good wine)

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

  • Flat on initial taste but opens up on palate. Full fruit , all glorious harvest tastes and a bright bold finish. I thought it is tasting well now in 2014. May benefit (a bit) with more time in bottle but I wouldn't wait too long.
    The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity.

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

  • Worryingly, the nose opens with a big whiff of Vegemite. Behind that are notes of mulberry, blackberry, and anise. The palate shows strong, structured, but gentle tannins. The flavour is primarily earthy, with flavours of star anise, forest floor, and truffle, but there are also fruit notes of blackberry, plum, and pomegranate. Shows structure and complexity; seems built to last.

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

  • N: Dark fruits, plums, forest berries. Quite ripe, slightly over ripe sweetness. A hint of wood.
    P: Plums, ripe berries, sweet, yet decent/good acidity. Grainy tannins, nice grip.
    O: Just slightly too ripe for my taste, but nice complexity, decent acidity, good structure.

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

View all 27 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.

JancisRobinson.com

NOTE: Some content is property of JancisRobinson.com.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews:
 

Report a problem with the information on this page.

$Where to Buy
powered by wine-searcher.com
×