• Bellissimo wrote:

    November 6, 2021 - Weekend wine and is still drinking well. Savory herbs, olive juice, blackberry, pepper and cured meats. Last couple of bottles have lacked some of the savoriness and really appreciated it was back. One more and will try to drink over the next 2 years or so.

  • Bellissimo Likes this wine:

    June 25, 2021 - Showing my black fruit than savory components (they are still there but in the background). Nicely integrated and will hold up for a few more years.

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  • ptaylor2112 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 22, 2021 - It was a cool night in the Midwest, so I popped this with friends to have over the fire pit. My last bottle, and it still has room to go. Drink through 2024.

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  • Ron Slye wrote: 91 points

    June 5, 2021 - Subtle campfire and dark deep blackberry on the nose. Lovely weight, with black pepper, tart blueberry and a finish that balanced fruit and savory notes. I can see the wood a bit but it is well integrated. Really drinking nicely. Should last a good many years. The flavors will mellow but not sure that more will emerge. Crazy good qpr.

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  • WetRock wrote:

    June 2, 2021 - Interesting color showing some brick around the edges yet still dark and opaque. Pure fresh blackberries and wood on the nose. Fresh yet still rich palate. I'd say this one is in a window. It will last but the acidity is beginning to show some tartness. The wood is overt but I don't think it's going to integrate any better at this point. Something of an older school wine. Enjoyed.

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  • grafstrb wrote:

    April 21, 2021 - -- decanted 15 min. before initial taste --
    -- tasted non-blind over 2 to 3 hours --

    NOSE: ripe, crushed blackberries and raspberries; lightly smoky, with hints of fennel seed and peppercorns; a touch fumey (labelled at 13.6% abv.)

    BODY: garnet color of medium-deep depth; medium-full to full bodied.

    TASTE: ripe; some meaty smokiness; medium+ acidity; a touch warm from the alc., but not enough for me to find it problematic; still quite young; built to age. Gut impression score: 90 - 91.

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  • John wrote: 86 points

    April 13, 2021 - wow (in a good way). tons of Blue fruits and white flowers. think blue berry pie and gardenias. too bad it was my only bottle

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  • munktun wrote: flawed

    April 6, 2021 - Wine was oxidized - luckily I have a 2008 to try

  • ptaylor2112 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 3, 2021 - Same notes as previous tasting.

    Still drinking very well. Savory and meaty, with a little olive on the nose. Composed and balanced enough to sip without food, outside, on a cool night by the fire pit. Tannins were soft until the final few sips, but that turned out to be a bit of sediment... Served around 65 degrees. Drink now or hold for 12 months.

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  • Hscottk wrote: flawed

    January 2, 2021 - Heavily oxidized, cloudy reddish brown in color with strong alcohol on the nose, stewed fruit on the palate, almost port-like but not quite. A disappointment and a marked change from my first bottle.