May 22, 2020 - Soft and lush. Cassis and vanilla. Deep and rich on the nose. Nice length.
May 10, 2020 - Over 2 days - classic N&N, very good
April 27, 2020 - Lovely. Still drinking well. Dark berries and pencil lead.
April 12, 2020 - Opened over 5 hours; lots of life left.
April 4, 2020 - This seems to be in its prime right now. It opened considerably after 1-2 hr after decanting. The fruit is intense with blue and red flavors--cherry predominated early, followed by currant and blueberry. There are also distinct notes of spice. It is quite complex and evolves through the finish. It is just what one hopes for from a Rutherford.
November 22, 2019 - Not extracted and still quite a bit fruit forward. Dark fruits, cassis and even some light spice notes come through. Enjoyable and drinking well
September 12, 2019 - Perfectly balanced. It’s dusty and tannic but great subtle fruits. Had an elegant body to it. A favorite of mine. To me it’s the perfect baseline for what a Rutherford wine is.
April 4, 2019 - Winner winner chicken dinner. Literally. Paired this with tomato-sauce-and-bell-pepper-drenched Roman chicken (it’s a Giada recipe and it’s fantabulous) and this baby had all the required qualities. Fruit, tannins, acid and spine. Drink up.
March 27, 2019 - Consistent with previous note - this is an enjoyable and well-made Napa Cabernet. The wine featured vivid fruit and nice structure. I think these 2012 NN’s have at least 3 more years of peak to near-peak drinking.
September 28, 2018 - Beautiful wine with hints of red raspberry and floral on the nose. On the pallet flavors of blackberry, raspberry carry through the pallet and open the door to a rich and creamy herbaceous finish.