October 9, 2019 - Oakville typicity, rather restrained, yet elegant in its expression.
September 21, 2019 - The body was lighter than expected, it’s very dry, dark, old wood, and old world style, maybe a Spaniard type of sine. Fair finish and nice balance between tannins and acidity.
I will do it again...
September 20, 2019 - Soft and understated nose with a nice purple red color, nice legs and meniscus. On the palate, blue and dark red berry flavors, more of a soft feminine style. A decent wine with food, but it doesn’t show much on its own. I would describe this wine as more of an old world style and it could show better with some age, but I’m impatient. This was a pop and pour experience that didn’t show much and despite given it some air, it still didn’t change much, rather disappointing. I would call it a decent wine but it's not my style. I'm going against the CT grain in my opinion, so I won't rate this wine numerically.
September 1, 2019 - Everything is balanced and in place. Doesn’t fall prey to some of the tough tannins found in many 2013s. It has good acidity and the structure is not overbearing, in harmony with the fruit. Fairly pure and elegant. A nice wine to cellar
April 15, 2019 - This has a distinctive floral note on the nose; possibly lavender? The same note is present on the palate, along with blueberries and currant, with notes of savory spice and moderate smooth tannins on the medium to long finish. This is excellent and distinctive, and it has room to improve. It's a good value at about $75.
February 3, 2019 - Initially a lot of oak impression but this fades a bit. Blackberry and other dark fruit with a certain sweetness on the nose. Much more structured on the palate with very good acidity and fine tannin. Aromas and mouthfeel seems to belong to different wines though. To me the mouth impression is a lot better than what the nose signals. Very likeable and approachable with good prospects.
January 27, 2019 - Still young (as expected), I recommend decanting for at least an hour. Lots of energy and balanced elegance, with notes of cassis, red berries, some tobacco, and indian spices; all layered in subtle ways. This is a non-typical Napa Cab that I wish was more common and dominant (not any time soon, I fear). Has a long life ahead, I'm glad to have 10 more bottles.
December 22, 2018 - Very classic old world with a mix of new world. Not as closed and tannic as I expected but surely a nice long lived wine
November 17, 2018 - From 375, needs about 30 minutes of air to really begin to show its stuff. Long life ahead.
October 31, 2018 - Phenomenal! This Cabernet Sauvignon was amazing. PnP out of a half bottle and it was singing. Extremely elegant. Dark red fruit, light black fruit, beautiful and smooth tannins. The half bottle went too quickly! Would purchase and drink again. Shared with a friend for his birthday. He loves Napa Valley Cabernet and was thoroughly impressed.