• Kustjagr Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 8, 2021 - Quite good, though obviously.not as good as the Estate one. Drinking it just a tad bit iver aged so the fruits are weaker but the acidicity and tannins more pronounced. Still lovely.

  • Björn Sesoselak wrote: 89 points

    November 2, 2019 - Djupröd. Viol, tobak, tallskog. Rak mörk frukt, mjukt långt slut. Redo att drickas.
    The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. There is light sediment in the bottle.

  • jeffal66 Likes this wine: 88 points

    April 22, 2019 - True to Pacific Northwest versions of the variety, a more angular and aggressive effort that lines up squarely with Cab. Bitter/tart fruit, some char, a little veggie, herbal notes...quite tannic and lengthy. Interesting and fairly complex, if slightly disjointed. But not unlikeable to my taste. Best with several hours of decanting.

  • jroberts86 Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 1, 2018 - tart cherry and ripe plum with a luscious mouthfeel while still being dry. notes of cocoa and combined with medium grained tannins. Nice

  • stevensc3@aol.com Likes this wine: 87 points

    February 5, 2018 - Upon opening, the wine was very watery, with very little flavor. After being open for a day, there was nice cherry flavor on the midpalate, with a touch of blackberry displaying also. Not much acid or tannin. So the wine is easy drinking, but not terribly complex.

    A second day open introduced some oak, a little spice, and a touch of tartiness at the tip of my tongue. So this ended up being solid, respectable merlot. Just not amazing. Easy drinking for those who don’t like a lot of tannin in their wine.

  • soyhead wrote:

    August 31, 2017 - Nose - caramel, confected
    Mouth - juicy though somewhat bland/ non-descript fruit though I agree the nice acidity keeps it all interesting. Decent finish though caramel pops up again. Overly candied for my taste. Inferior to last nights st Emilion. Bar purchase. I would opt for the estate if available

  • hoservin wrote: 88 points

    August 22, 2017 - Popped and poured. Aromas of black cherry, plum, vanilla bean and forest floor. Black cherry, plum, vanilla, milk chocolate and ripe tannins on the palate. Leads to a medium to long, fruit driven finish. Full bodied. Served with pasta, sausage, red peppers and broccoli.

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  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 28, 2017 - Well pronounced on the nose. Power on the palate, good acidit, and then 15 franc and that shoes in a good way.

  • Omar Khayyam wrote: 88 points

    March 12, 2016 - Oregon & Washington Tasting 11 March 2016 Stockholm; 3/12/2016-3/14/2016 (Munchenbryggeriet, Stockholm): 76% merlot, 15% cab franc, 5% Malbec, 4% petit Verdot.
    Very tight nose, almost not giving anything. But nothing wrong with the body and balance, has quite the grip, probably should wait a couple of years for this to come around.