October 30, 2019 - Time to drink up. A bit round and lacking structure. Plumy with blue fruit notes and a slightly bitter finish.
December 3, 2015 - delicious!
June 14, 2015 - Ready to go, but fruit not as "bright" as like, more on the dark ripe side.
November 12, 2014 - A beautiful wine, probably at its peak, lovely nose, well integrated tannins. Wish I had more.
August 18, 2014 - Some CdP's that excceded my expectations (Tom and Betty's): My last time drinking this was a couple of years ago and I didn't think it would get much better. I was wrong, at least for this bottle. There has been a lot of development and complexity. I would assume now that this is at peak. This was bought on release and cellared by me since then. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is complex with raspberries, saddle leather, floral notes and spice. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is layers of fruit, leather and earth. Nicely complex and all integrated. Nice balance. Long finish. Food friendly. I would be drinking these.
July 2, 2014 - Beautiful wine. Decanted it for 3 hours. Smelled and tasted like candy. Medium bodied, and gorgeous ruby red color. Floral, plum, ripe cherry and mint on nose. Tasted like jolly ranchers with oak, mineral, limestone finish. Tannins were there but very round. Elegant and silky smooth wine. Long finish. Best of the bottles we have opened thus far at the shore by far.
April 5, 2013 - Initially tight, this opened up after a few minutes in the glass. A flowery, fruity nose was a surprise. Generous fruit greets the palate.. strawberry, star fruit, and prune. Spicy... cardamom, pepper, and clove. The spice lingers and tannins appear mid palate and hang on through the finish. Well integrated with sufficient acidity to hold up to a hearty meal, or interesting enough to drink without food.
March 14, 2013 - PnP... reticent nose. plums, figs, fermented cherries on the palate. Shortish finish. Notes not unlike 2-3 years ago... I like, but not blown away.
November 25, 2012 - Some great wines over Thanksgiving (Kapcsandy, Saxum, Pott, Huet, Autard); 11/21/2012-11/25/2012: This is in a nice place right now. No hurry, but I doubt it gets better. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is candied black cherries, spice and some floral notes. On the palate, this has a nice slippery texture. It has a candied cherry quality, somewhat like a cough drop. Shows complexity and is not over powering. A bit of alcohol shows. Was good to go from popping the cork although it did develop over a few hours.
September 19, 2012 - Drank over two nights. 14.5% a.b.v. Dark maroon color, and thick, slow-forming legs. The initial nose is full of ripe, dark berry fruit. As it opens, there's lots of orange peels and a little fig paste in the background. The inital palate shows lots of fresh, ripe, berry fruit. As it opens, this bottle takes on enjoyable little nuances adding well-balanced tannins and an acidic spine that helps frame and contrast the fruit. The finish stays balanced between ripe fruit and the more elegant aspects of this bottle. This is a Pinot Noir lovers Chateauneuf, which is to say that it avoids the big, obvious, in-your-face elements and, instead features more subtle, refined qualities. Wish I had more. Very tasty as well as food friendly.