• Rajagopalanator wrote: 91 points

    January 30, 2021 - Red cherry, strawberry, plum, and a little of each of flower and earth. Medium acidity and a pleasantly tannic bite to finish. Would recommend a long decant as this one really opens up after a few hours.

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  • adnorthup Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 9, 2020 - Opened in honor of the D&R magnum library release of this bottling. Classic Hardy Mourvèdre. Vibrant fruit, nice zippy acidity. Full of blueberry and raspberry, with a bit of stewed strawberry on the mid-palate. Delicious and easy to down but has many years left.

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  • Peter Kleban Likes this wine:

    April 22, 2020 - ** (plus)

    PnP. Very pleasant. Smooth, medium body, goes down very easily. Interesting flavor.
    Decanted 2 hrs this time. And it needed it! This is still very young, but with very good length and freshness, nice balance. Liked it a lot. So I'm upping the score. Don't ask me why the first one was good with no decant, I don't know.

  • vin0vin0 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 5, 2020 - If Jolly Rancher made a black cherry candy it would taste something like this. Lots of ripe black cherry, medium plus amount of acidity. This is all primary with none of the mustiness mourvedre can sometimes bring. Very tasty.

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  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    March 12, 2020 - First red wine since my surgery...I would have been happy to just smell it. The aromatics were intoxicating. Red fruit, cinnamon, orange zest, wet stone, worn leather, moist dirt and flowers all together and one by one. Bright on the palate, precise at first, it fanned out on the finish to echo the nose.

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  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 31, 2019 - 12.6% abv. Dark ruby, expressive aromatics. On the palate, plum, an orchid note, mint and licorice. Deep and intense with a long aftertaste. Should continue to evolve well over the near term. I wish I had more.

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  • jviz wrote: 92 points

    February 16, 2019 - This was a BIG step up from the unfamiliar bottling. A much thinner sheen of funk, slight unfiltered haze. Raspberry fruit with fresh acidity and some savory bay leaf. The whole package (fresh fruit, light structure, high acidity and low alcohol) is quite suggestive of a good bojo to me.. plus a little extra earth and funk from the Mourvèdre.. put this one in the win column

  • Ticker tape guy Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 30, 2019 - very smooth bright cherry on the initial taste good mouth feel..enjoyed with a lemony garlic roasted chicken dish

  • lbarnard wrote: 91 points

    January 6, 2019 - After a two hour decant, still closed. Massive acidic structure. Poured half back into the bottle, corked and left in fridge for 40 hours. Wow - really blossomed. Juicy red cherry and rose/floral are lifted by the acidity and supported by a tannic bite on the finish. Very unique - like a Burgundy/Barolo hybrid.

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  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 2, 2019 - 12.6% abv. Light ruby, very aromatic. Cherries, raspberries and rose petals. Very energetic and delicate on the palate. Lingering aftertaste. Very distinctive and enjoyable now and will improve over the next several years.