• recotte Likes this wine:

    October 9, 2019 - Hmm, seems my CT inventory is off, insofar as this was definitely in my Eurocave but not in CT. Anywho...

    PnP, this was showing very well on initial pour at slightly warmer than cellar temperature. As time wore on and temperature increased to room temp, it fell out of balance, with tannins becoming somewhat harsh, overpowering the still strong fruit. Still, at ten years in, this is drinking well, if you keep the temp under control.

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  • Stumpy wrote:

    March 31, 2019 - Disintegrated cork and flat bottle

  • garambler Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 26, 2018 - I opened this for my 10/26/18 Series III vertical tasting. It had a rich, ripe and very fragrant nose of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, plum, toast, licorice, pepper and spice aromas. The palate was rich, layered and dry with good lift…flavors of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, plum, toast, licorice, pepper, spice and minerals. 93+

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  • JGinMO wrote: 91 points

    August 24, 2018 - This was great but definitely a fruit bomb, with good earthiness showing through. Incredibly young at 9 years in.

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  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    November 11, 2017 - 14.5% abv. Thick black color, dark blue fruits, red licorice perfume. 10/10 on the delicious scale. $50

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  • skifree wrote: 91 points

    October 24, 2017 - Dark wine, lots of blue fruits, big flavor profile but not over done. Bottle had thrown quite a lot of sediment.

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  • devman wrote: 92 points

    May 2, 2017 - Excellent wine, got better and better with air. Drinking well now, but could last another 5-7 years or so.

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  • Ex-Ray wrote: 85 points

    March 17, 2017 - Dark and opaque; big and concentrated, but one-dimensional and coarse. After a few swallows, tannin becomes too prominent relative to the fruit. High alcohol. It's pleasant at first but out of balance. Drank our last bottle and don't plan to buy more. Too much power and not enough flavor and roundness.
    Ric

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  • garambler Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 12, 2017 - I opened this for our 2/12/17 smoked beef back rib dinner. It had a rich, powerful bouquet of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, burnt toast, licorice and spice aromas. The palate was rich, layered and dry with flavors of blackberry, blueberry, mocha, cocoa, licorice and spice.

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  • mjfaulkner wrote: 89 points

    December 16, 2016 - Not as awful as others have described. Yes, ripe, opaque, and a bit over wrought, but a perfectly serviceable wine to sip on a brutally cold evening. As far as qpr- there are certainly far worse options one could pick from California...

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