December 16, 2019 - Dark berries, leather and subtle smoke. Fine silky tannins, balance and structure. A very nice wine.
May 12, 2018 - BBQ and Wine at Jordan's (Chez Whitehead): Ripe and plush. Culty nose.
Lots of fruit, flowers and earth. Nice freshness as a whole.
May 12, 2018 - BBQ and Wine (Chez Whitehead - Northbrook IL): Dried black and red cherries with anise and allspice. Fresh, bright and enjoyable for the near-term. Moderate weight and length, good balance.
April 6, 2018 - Decanted 1 hr. Not much nose initially. Developed a beautiful nose in the last half of the first glass, but fell off after that. Consistent smooth dark berry tastes. Tastes were not as lively as we expected them to be. Obviously a well made wine. Would try again.
April 12, 2016 - What a wine. There are strong cherries on the nose with hints of oak. The wine is smooth, fruit forward with a long finish. For those who like the fruitier rather than the big bold cabs, this one is for you. It is ready to drink now and doesn't need much decanting.
February 6, 2015 - Phenomenal finish, smooth berry, ready to drink
December 29, 2014 - This wine shows exactly why I personally enjoy some of the 2011 napa cabs over the 10 and 12s. This wine has a beautiful freshness whist holding fruit. There is a great balance to this wine along with wonderful texture. I would love for fisher and pride to make a wine together...?
November 11, 2014 - This is an exceptionally well-made Cabernet Sauvignon. It is still young and will only improve with age but right now it is drinking quite well. Very well structured and sophisticated. I'm glad I have a couple more bottles to lay down a few more years.
March 10, 2014 - Dominated by light red berries and oak, this is probably going to best in its youth.