• JeffNy1 Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 7, 2019 - A good wine but not great. Cherry coke as expected. Good fruit and the wine is well structured.

  • DAguayo wrote: 95 points

    August 17, 2019 - Still young with potential for a 98-100pts! Very close at opening but after two hours a enormous and opulent body arose! Dark purple color/strong nose of dark fruits and high tanins! A wine for a lifetime!!!

  • Stevethebeav Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 4, 2019 - Solid wine and very enjoyable. Why was I expecting more? Didn’t match up to 12 Fairchild G3.

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  • maxima wrote: 96 points

    July 3, 2019 - Bu au resto La Maison Chez nous avec Alfredo
    pour son périple annuel directement de Naples!
    Superbe accord avec les Paupiettes de Veau.
    Mieux que mon autre bouteille je dirais.
    Super fragrant et complexe...on a ouvert la bouteille le matin,
    rapide passage en carafe, il y a un bon depot...remis en bouteille et laissé
    sans le bouchon pour le reste de la journée.
    Le nez est sur les fruits noirs et les épices, c'est parfumé
    et dense.
    En bouche, belle richesse mais ce qui frappe, c'est son équilibre et
    sa buvabilité pour un vin de cette jeunesse.
    Des cerises noires et du cassis avec du mocha et
    des épices sucrés. Les tanins sont assez fins et
    la finale interminable sur des relents
    de chocolats, tout en volupté.
    Excellent, grand vin il sera!

  • webbaker Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 3, 2019 - Multiple tastings with consistent notes. Given some cellar time to let the fruit recede a little, this is an outstanding wine.

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  • SurLie Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 23, 2019 - So smooth and big

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  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    February 28, 2019 - PnP'd. Immediate notes of SS's signature violet nose with bright black currant flavors. Haven't liked a lot of the cloying 2000's SS's but this reminded me more of SS in the 80's. Quite pretty, actually.

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  • chitowncdpguy wrote:

    February 2, 2019 - Good, not great. A gift from my company several years ago. Very oaky.

  • Romol Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 1, 2019 - Decanted 2+ hours. Ready to drink. I would recommend to decant it at least 1 hour (better 2). Improved since my first bottle in 2016. Still has many years left. 93+ pts.

  • dpolivy wrote:

    January 11, 2019 - Vindredi (2016 Ports + California Cabernet) (Bellevue, WA): Silky, rich and dense. Smooth as velvet. Lots of ripe red and black fruit, both sweet and slightly tart (black cherry and a little cranberry). Finishes with lots of length and super fine, integrated tannins.

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