• G_H wrote: 93 points

    April 24, 2019 - Great fun to drink, hitting first maturity now, but long long life ahead. Intense tomato concentrate notes, that with air intensified a bit and kind of dominated the wine making it slightly one dimensonal. But good

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  • Steve Bird Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 5, 2019 - Slight brick around the edge. Full bodied black fruit. Lots of time left to this one.

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  • Ex-Ray Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 6, 2018 - Dark garnet-purple, but slight hint of brown edges. Extremely viscous. Sweet black fruits and sweet oak, pronounced, but some definite prune notes indicating it's a bit beyond its peak. Very concentrated and full-bodied, but very balanced, with loads of fruit, high acidity, tannin well in the background. Overall very rich and full. Very long sweet finish. An outstanding wine, but the nose suggests its a bit beyond, and should be drunk.
    Ric

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  • Loganmmann Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 15, 2018 - Third and final bottle of this fantastic wine. Sadly, I think it has begun to decline. Nose was still as expected but the palate and finish was far from being the full bodied velvet bomb I’ve become accustomed to. Drink now unless you prefer very soft edges.

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  • Stevenwsims Likes this wine: 97 points

    March 26, 2017 - 801 chophouse hundred acre veritcal

    Probably at peak right now. 10+ years left

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  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 92 points

    July 29, 2016 - First of the Australian wines. Deep garnet red. Complex nose with lots of savory notes, such as olives, slight dirtiness leading into a little mint and cinnamon. A little jammy and smokey on the palate. Some stewed berries with a chewy texture too. Smooth, well integrated moderate tannins (6/10) with a full body. Something interesting in the long finish that we cannot quite put our finger on. Drink till 2022.

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  • cab blends wrote: 94 points

    July 29, 2016 - Australian Cabernet Shiraz and Book XVII (Blind tasting): Rich and integrated from the start. Light fruit aromas with a moderately long finish and nice tannins 7/10

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  • markelln@bellsouth.net wrote: 94 points

    June 20, 2015 - drank w cheese @ Tanglewood Sondheim concert. Rich luscious Shiraz has not gained complexity, but still delicious!

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  • Ex-Ray wrote: 95 points

    April 10, 2015 - Big and bold, but mature, though it will easily last 5 or more years. Full aroma of tar, cassis, with some complexity. Full-bodied flavors of black fruits nicely blended with oak, very long aftertaste. Slightly hot, mild tannin which became more noticeable after a couple of hours. Definitely top echelon for an American syrah.
    Ric

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  • BGK810 wrote: 93 points

    September 18, 2014 - Excellent. Flavors of blackberry and other dark fruits. Nicely integrated oak. Medium length finish.

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