March 9, 2020 - A beautifully aged Cabernet. Minimal bricking at the edges. No decanting needed as it had a beautiful nose upon opening. Blackberry, cherry, anise, leather, earth, mocha, herbs and a touch of cedar. Complex flavors with black cherry, blackberry, mocha, leather, herbs, cassis and a touch of cedar. Wonderful balance with good acidity. Long silky smooth finish. In a really good place now, but no concerns about holding for years to come.
October 12, 2019 - A touch richer and more complex than the 12/8/17 bottle.
May 12, 2019 - Decant for an hour and then follow for 2 hours. Still not mature. Front of the palate is dark red fruit. Back of the palate is gripping acidity, which was a surprise. Not citric acidity, just biting acidity that gave balance to the fruit in the front. There was no astringent tannin so no mouth implosion. No sweetness. Some roasted meet type presentation, although no such flavors. Excellent accompaniment to rolled rib cap steaks.
February 14, 2019 - An aged California Cabernet that is drinking very well; dark purple color with some hints of bricking; aromas of leather, earth and moss; medium body with restrained fruit and smooth tannin. At it's peak and probably best to consume over the next 1-2 years. One of the best KL vintages.
September 15, 2018 - Similar to the 12/8/17 bottle.
May 29, 2018 - Red/black cherry and blackberry fruit up front. Notes of mocha, leather, savory herbs, and toasty oak. Very balanced wine right now where the flavors just coat the palate. Soft, smooth tannins round out the long finish.
December 8, 2017 - Deep red color. Aromas of black cherries, licorice and wood spices. Ripe, medium-bodied fruit in the mouth with very good depth and length and well-integrated tanning and oak. Nicely integrated and supple on the palate. In sweet spot of peak drinking period.
November 11, 2017 - Drank from magnum. Really great. Good fruit and soft tannins. So smooth. Classic Napa!
September 24, 2017 - Drinking beautifully right now. Amazing fruit. Tannins fully resolved, I would not hold any longer.
August 28, 2016 - Decanted for 40 minutes, dark red in color, black and blue fruits on the nose, subtle vanilla and spice notes with a hint of smoke. A well balanced that wine coats your mouth, classic sweet California fruit, velvety tannis play on the tongue and a long satisfying finish just makes you want another sip.