• vinniemontoni Likes this wine: 89 points

    February 26, 2021 - Glad I still had one bottle and regretting drinking the others earlier. This is drinking well now. Decanted with venturi for 1 hr. Still has very solid legs and the tannins are still there so if kept well I'd say it still has life in it. Barnyard funk on the nose is faint, along with some red fruit. Heavy and a bit grainy on the palate. Carnberry with pomegranate and some blood orange and cherry on the palate leads to strong acid note and a pretty lengthy finish that has a hint of a saline note (interesting). Enjoying it now more than any of the other bottles I had.

  • Dancin Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 28, 2019 - Glad I held onto two of these. On previous bottles over the years it was good but nothing special and the tannins were a little harsh. Now it's great. Really good nose and fruit is still evident. Tannins have finally softened and drinking beautifully. Excellent with food.

  • beej Likes this wine:

    September 21, 2019 - Drinking beautifully.
    Last of a great value.
    Zach’s wedding.
    ‘Nuff said.

  • beej Likes this wine:

    October 9, 2018 - Heat from prior review has turned to braised meat on the nose right out of the bottle.
    Bright colour has not deteriorated.
    Long slow legs.
    While tannins have eased a bit, there is still a firm thin coating on the tongue and teeth.
    Chewy spicy initial palate,
    agitate and swallow gets a bit hot.
    Got some candied raspberry and vanilla
    Finish is medium in length.
    This wine has plenty of life certainly several years but drinking beautifully now.

  • laznad wrote: 87 points

    July 23, 2015 - It was unfortunate that I purchased a case from wine library, as were many others I guess. Disappointing in general. The most recent bottle was pretty decent but nothing to get excited about.

  • klausner1 wrote: 90 points

    May 5, 2015 - Notes consistent with last bottle. Elegant, less fruit forward style. This bottle had a more expressive nose of red and black fruit and earth. Drink up.

  • klausner1 wrote: 89 points

    April 28, 2015 - Medium purple. Dusty nose of red and black baked fruits. In style very much like an elegant Bordeaux. Palate is fairly dry. Red and black fruit Fruit is dusty, baked, and restrained. Acid and tannins are balanced. Decent finish shows some green pepper and herbal qualities. This is not at all a typical Napa Cab, so if that is what you are looking for you are going to be disappointed. Very good with food. I would drink up, it is definitely starting down the backside of the hill.

  • Halfeel Does not like this wine: 81 points

    April 5, 2015 - I am on the side of those who find this wine to have a very poor QPR. Little on the palate and no finish to speak of. Wine Library owes us all a refund in my opinion. Do they read these tasting notes?

  • BeaverBob Likes this wine: 87 points

    February 1, 2015 - Bright with cherries on nose and palette.

  • pinotron Does not like this wine: 80 points

    December 22, 2014 - Terrible..............poured down the drain