• MicklethePickle Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 13, 2021 - Opened last night. Open for business, very soft and lush and feminine. Very dark purple-ruby, and throwing a very fine sediment. Lovely nose of cassis and cocoa. Complexity personified. This is very elegant and rich, but it has a big fruit presence on the palate. Big-time mouth-coating dark fruit, with gobs of chewy tannin, and a bit of an herbal streak. This should last many more years, and may even improve. Very beautiful wine. 5-13-17-9: 94/100.

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  • Orange Tsian wrote: 92 points

    September 12, 2021 - 一进杯子就觉得很浓厚而甜,但是不肥腻,黑莓、蓝莓、黑樱桃和黑布林等,都好像切碎了做成果酱一般,质地光滑,还有玫瑰花和精油的香味。中后段场面更大一些,蛋糕、椰丝、香草、烟草和点点咖啡,层叠丰富。入口还是有不错的线条感,不会太肥,颇为紧致,但感觉整体感和结构稍欠。单宁多且细而光滑,黑樱桃、黑莓等黑果中还带着点红果。中后段有植被、花香、复合香料、烟草和烟熏,享乐不会过分沉沦。(92/100)

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  • NapaBias Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 1, 2021 - Based on what I’ve read here, I was predisposed not to love this wine and right out of the bottle, it’s very approachable. I’m sure with some breath time, will improve, however it’s very enjoyable now. I do agree with several comments where it is kind of flat (both on the nose and pallet) and not as tannic as I would have expected. It’s also more fruit forward than the old world style I was expecting. I will update, if this significantly evolves.

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  • B Paul wrote:

    December 6, 2020 - Half bottle. Has been several years since I had one of these. Not too much has changed and this could probably still use additional bottle age. The oak/vanilla aspect is still a bit prominent.

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  • Markzittman wrote: 67 points

    December 14, 2019 - Didn’t love

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  • TomOfCT Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 26, 2019 - Fine...but a little flat. Not ordinary...but not exciting.

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  • ashikoh Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 7, 2019 - opaque ruby violet; blackberry, licorice, graphite, camphor, mint, vanilla, hints of smoke; classically styled, medium+ acid, fine grained tannins, 14.8% ABV; blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec, majority from the eastern parcels of the Eisele Vineyard, farmed organically and biodynamically, 2nd wine to the Eisele Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 1st vintage under Pinault rather than Araujo ownership

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  • Kwlharvey wrote:

    May 11, 2019 - a bit green, raw. Still not drinking didn’t like

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  • amitnagra wrote:

    November 22, 2018 - Good promise but shutdown. Needs another 5 years.

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  • mflesh wrote:

    September 29, 2018 - The good thing is that I don't have to put a number to my rating. If I rated this wine based on my experience, it would probably be a 92 or maybe a 93. Don't get me wrong, this one is worthy of probably a 96. But that's probably in 2023 as well. Lots of tannin and oak barrel on the finish here. But the front and middle of this wine is very youthful, chalky, classic blackberry Napa fruit that is really quite unmistakable. Sweeter in the Middle with a little bit of cocoa powder. Finishes with a toasted tannin. This one has a really good future ahead of it, and I am really interested in possibly acquiring a couple of these for the long haul ahead!

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