October 25, 2020 - Has evolved slightly from the bottle I had early this year. Big juicy mouthfiling fruits, spicier than I remembered the last bottle. Tannins pretty evident, gives some good texture but they should smooth a bit more with time.
My last bottle which I didn’t mean to drink! But it went well with our BBQ ribs so I can’t complain.
July 24, 2020 - I can smell this across the room. Lush, gulpable with a great crisp, mineral finish.
June 29, 2020 - Dark translucent purple garnet in the glass with delicate yet pungent aromas of forest floor, flint, currant leaf, and wild berry. The palate is crisp and spicy with rich earth and berry driven fruit, firm tannins, and good persistence. As usual these wines have gorgeous balance and complexity at such a young age and will continue to improve as the tannins mellow.
June 13, 2020 - Love everything I've ever had from Hardy. Just like all of his wines, this is so much fun to drink. Its got loads of fruit, but really amps up the complexity compared to the Familiar with spiciness and herbal notes. A good decant or some air time really helps it express itself.
April 22, 2020 - Call BS on label claim of 13% alcohol. How is it we don't remember remainder of the evening? It was a wonderful wine to have prior to dinner. We had a typical dinner wine as a followup, nothing unusual for us. Though we were both a tad intoxicated.
April 8, 2020 - Crisp acidity with purple fruits, orange oil and mineral.
March 31, 2020 - A darker-fruited and weightier expression of Mourvèdre than the Shake Ridge last week. Definitely more funk, both on the nose and on the palate, where I get a gamey note on day 2 almost seemingly bringing back the roast lamb I had for dinner on day 1! The blue/black gives way to a high-toned core of red fruit and potpourri spice (dried orange peel, dried violets, clove). A bit more tannic structure than shake ridge and shuts down a bit after 2 hours on day 1, but is quite giving again on day 2. 91-92
March 29, 2020 - Carbonically macerated Mourvèdre from 100 year old vines in lime kiln valley AVA. Ripe red fruit with sagebrush and dried herbs. Medium tannins, a spark of acid. Long finish. Drinking great now
March 29, 2020 - Enjoyed this over 3 days. Was most expressive 24 hours after being opened. Bright red fruit and spicy whole-cluster / stems on the nose. Tart acidity and the tannins make themselves felt on the finish. Liked this a lot and it was great with a tomato-based braised brisket. (Much preferred this to the hotter Outer Limits bottling).
March 29, 2020 - Heck yeah. Give it some air and let it fly.