October 30, 2020 - Not my taste too strong
October 24, 2020 - Too strong
September 26, 2020 - Wonderful nose. Deep and rich with long finish. Very enjoyable.
September 7, 2020 - Still going strong. Multiple layers. Very smooth and silky. Even better day 2.
August 22, 2020 - Color deep dark purple can't see thru the wine even when held up to light. very port like even more so with air. Big fruit with some heat Had with K.C BBQ - GREAT!
April 11, 2020 - Good, we decanted this and a 2007. The 2012 held up and tasted MUCH better then the 2007. Great Italian pasta wine. Drink up!!
November 22, 2019 - One of the original wines that really got me interested in wine. One of the last testaments to David Phiney when he was still running the company and making the wine.
When we first pulled the cork the nose had a older scent to it. A little hint of moth balls and what you expect grandma's closet to smell like. I was a little concerned this may have been corked but it was not. The palate is smooth, the fruit is starting to fade, its not as much in your face as I remember it to be - but than again this is a 7 year old wine. It was smooth, easy drinking, and tasty.
Good to re-visit a bottle that got me into wine.
November 19, 2019 - Flawed bottle
November 14, 2019 - Pizza Night - last ode to original Phinney...
October 5, 2019 - Smooth, good.