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Community Tasting Notes (47) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Popped and poured from a magnum. Beautiful aromas of black fruits, tea and tobacco. Flavors of black cherry, vanilla and dark chocolate. Nicely integrated and drinking extremely well. Wish I had more.

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  • Beautiful. No flaws. No sediment. Mild to Moderate rim variation. Beautiful nose of dark fruits and flowers. Very burgundian. No tannin. No acid. Low to medium alcohol. Medium to long finish. Paired perfectly with Vicki's Van hamburger (sorry you'll have to come see us to enjoy one). Hard for me to judge, but I think it is at maturity (peak). Very, very drinkable.

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  • Hi class cabernet , great oak , great wine , toast , cigar box and smoke , pure and clean , elegant dark fruit. In mouth is show power with hi class and complex . Balance and fruit is great. Enjoy it with lamb rack. Yummy .

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  • This wine was consumed over 3 days ( a glass each day). The 2005 still has plenty of life in it. Thus the reason I didn't consume it all in one night. I wanted to see where it would go and it didn't disappoint. This was the only vintage that I purchased from the winery. It was a shame that they raised the price $75 a bottle. I will hold my last bottle for 2 years minimum. Dark fruit, oak was well integrated on the first and second night but showed itself on night 3.

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  • WS Offline (Pastis - Vancouver, BC): Super rich and concentrated on the nose with tons of ripe blackberries and blueberries, along with some spicy black pepper and a touch of menthol. The richness carries through onto the palate flashing more rich blackberry jam and a core of black pepper spice. Along comes some fresh mint, raspberry liquor, and charred oak. This is an absolute monster of a wine showing a touch of heat on the finish. There is no doubt this is well made wine, but not for everyone nor is it necessarily my style. No shortage of fruit here, a bit too sweet and cloying for me. Very good-

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Sommelier Journal

  • By Ben Narasin
    December 2009, (See more on Sommelier Journal...)

    (Ovid Napa Valley) The dark, blood-red color mesmerizes with its deep glimmer; the intense bouquet seduces with pomegranate aromas, dancing with red fruits, dark plum, and cherry behind a thin veil of licorice. For a native of California or perhaps Tokyo, the nose may call forth memories of Sweet Osmanthus flowers, similar to ripening apricots. Although the aromatic intensity does not carry through fully to the palate, elements of mocha and dark cacao lead to dark-cherry notes, blending with dusty spice, graphite, and tightly wound tannin in a well-structured wine with a rich chocolate finish.
    Winery Spotlight: Ovid

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