July 4, 2020 - Jammy fruit just oozes from the glass. Layers of strawberries, currants and cherries. Long smooth finish. Great wine.
May 17, 2020 - Still young. Currants, cherries and plums, ends with some leather and tobacco.
March 20, 2020 - Young just starting to emerge, pop and pour, would benefit from decanting. Very delicate nose with some alcohol. Deep red color, really big fruit, some sweetness but not overblown, tannins pull the fruit in and the finish is long. This needs time (or a decent decant) to really shine, I’m sure It will improve with age, I Wil wait unless 5 years to open my next one.
March 20, 2020 - Depth and Length. Beautiful texture and balance. At Ascend Steakhouse on the night that restaurants were shut down.
February 23, 2020 - Decanted one hour. Nose of black fruit and graphite. Cassis and mocha and leather and pencil shavings on the palette. Smooth tannins, pure intense fruit. Full bodied, medium light acid. Perfect with braised short ribs. 14.6% bit not hot. Modern style, but brilliantly executed
September 12, 2019 - Such dark fruit, it borders on sour. Really good - it just takes a glass and half to appreciate.
August 25, 2019 - Popped and poured. This is a deep purple wine, one with glass (and teeth!) staining capacity and some minor sediment toward the end of the bottle. On the nose, I get mint, currants, dark plum, and some generalized deep darkness. In the mouth, this is a highly-concentrated yet rather smooth Cab, with an array of deep, focused fruit aspects. The finish sails on with long and lingering notes reminiscent of a rich blackberry dessert. Overall, this is a big hitter; it is a loaded, epic, and opulent wine. Pair this wine with big cuts of medium-rare steak (and then hope that the gout stays away the following morning). 94 points.
June 15, 2019 - In a wonderful place right now. Standout nose of rose petals, violets, cassis, tobacco, hints of leather and dense mineral driven notes. Hitting that transition from primary/secondary to tertiary flavors, with lovely powerful fruit, fine grained gentle and seamless tannins, lots of complex earthy flavors and asian spices. Full, well developed mid palate and long gorgeous finish. For me, this is in just about a perfect place. It hasn't lost the fruit, but it has developed great complexity.
May 6, 2019 - From magnum. Cool slate & earthy & black fruit. Darker fruits good intensity. Dark tense long zippy, pure ripe fruits. Nice finish & length.
March 17, 2019 - Dark red with black, full in body with lots of charcoal with mineral notes. Tons of dark fruit; blackberry with dark chocolate on the finish. A little licorice mid-palate.
This youngster should have stayed in my cellar for another year or three. I wanted to Coravin it, but lately I have been having problems with Coravin'ed wines -- they seem flat after tasting them so I am moving away from that.