November 19, 2021 - Drinking perfectly right now - smooth, balanced, fruity, not earthy. I did not know what wanted to drink last night, so I threw a dart. M. Etain delivered a bullseye.
October 29, 2021 - I greatly anticipated drinking this bottle only to be disappointed last night. Decanted for 2 hours and it was still very tight with muted flavors. I’ll wait several more years before opening the other bottle, but this was was very acidic with grippy tannins. It evolved over dinner (steak), but there was no depth or complexity.
October 22, 2021 - Very good and worthy of the price. Still needs more age.
October 1, 2021 - 3.5 hr decant. Loads of red fruit on the nose. Full bodied, peppery, vanilla, long silky finish.
August 5, 2021 - Excellent Cab.
May 15, 2021 - PNP-Ripe, plush red fruit jam, toasted vanilla bean and 14.9% abv. Drank this next to 14 ADV which I was told is a neighboring property. A few ticks better than the ADV. Saved some for day two and will post if there is improvement.
Re-Rated this and bumped a point at 94+. This wine needs time or a lot of air. Huge improvement.... thank goodness!
March 12, 2021 - This has been in my cellar for just over 3 years. No special occasion, just the promise of a well-grilled ribeye and potatoes with Loretta and we really enjoyed the wine; PnP. A bit of heat. A wonderful chocolaty flavor.
December 5, 2020 - Decanted for one hour. Nose of black cherry, currant, milk chocolate, licorice and forest floor. Black fruit, chocolate, licorice, spice and crushed rock on the palate. Very long, layered finish with good depth. Full bodied. Served with grilled filet mignon and blue cheese, mushroom sauce.
November 6, 2020 - This is the 3rd M Etain of the night .
I believe this is the most mediocre of the 3. The in mouth flavors are quite muted almost dusty. The flavors include black cherry,cherry pop tart in its creamy bready notes, and a muted acidity.
Still a beautiful wine but one that needs to be drunk now rather than later.
June 12, 2020 - Decanted 3 hours. Over time the oak became more prominent but fortunately so did the dusty fruit. Not as unique as the Scarecrow but certainly delivers in the price range. Luxurious and smooth now with a touch of heat that needs 5 years to settle.