December 3, 2016 - So smooth and delicious. I must really love my spouse, I am calm even though the decanter got knocked over and spilled >50% of the bottle. Wish I could find my other one!
November 22, 2015 - I noticed some sediment in this my last bottle of '04 so strained and decanted for one half hour before serving at a community wine lovers/Thanksgiving event. There is little fruit left at this stage but with some nose and acidity, it worked with the turkey and variety of sides.
November 27, 2014 - Wellington wines are well made and this bottle, despite its age, was no exception. As Panda noted in April, some of the nose and jamminess is gone but it drank well with oven roasted Turkey.
April 23, 2014 - Still good, jamminess has faded and tastes are muted. Heading past prime
February 27, 2014 - Initially tasted a little watery and flat. However opened up after some time in glass. Fruit has faded, leaving an interesting tobacco and oak finish.
September 15, 2012 - Tobacco and fruit. Not a sweet fruit bomb. Took an hour to open up. In a dumb phase?
February 13, 2012 - Not bad. Slightly flat on the end. Smooth, drinkable, not extraordinary
October 2, 2011 - A little funk on the nose...did not improve with decanting. Overall, very balanced, nice fruit, solid finish. Drinking very well still.
September 5, 2011 - lots of berries on the nose and the finish...candied berries...went very well with a teriyaki pork loin...nose has lots of alcohol even after a couple hours of opening..just enough oak..can't wait to try the other vintages i have
February 4, 2011 - Zinfandel tasting (non-blind): Very bloody nose. Plum underlying. Still good tannins. Somewhat light body. Strong finish. Great value for $15. 88+