January 30, 2017 - This could be a ringer in a lineup of modern CdPs, plush red fruits, a bit of acidic backbone, lots of herb, but marred by a little heat. B/B-
June 16, 2015 - Very tasty! Could probably use a couple of years to smooth things off...
January 30, 2015 - This still is "lively," which is relieving versus the 2005 we had in December 2014 in the tasting room, and was showing serious signs of age. Fortunately, the 2006 shows potentially another year or two for peak in my opinion. The grenache seems to be the main driver of tannins and needing softening to come to peak. This is similar to the 2006 TH Grenache in that sense.
March 31, 2013 - Aged beautifully. Good fruit and acid. Wish we had a couple more!
January 12, 2013 - Pretty much the same as my note from last year. What a great version of a Cali Rhone blend. Very well done.
November 8, 2012 - so smooth - i drank this right after opening. nice and fruity
March 28, 2012 - This wine is exactly what I like in a Cali Rhone blend. Delicous red fruit, silky texture, with enough complimentary elements (pepper, tar) to keep it interesting. Seems to be in a very nice place right now, and I certainly wold recommend popping one open in the near furture. Very well done.
Side note. Based on my experience to date, I prefer the TH blends (Pick and 46) to the Syrah. Interesting in that I seem to see and read more about the latter.
January 28, 2012 - Splash decanted for about 3 hours. Great aromas; this was a revelation in its power, gorgeous fruit/cocoa character and complexity all bundled together in an awesome package. Smooth mouthfeel, no heat and ripe/integrated tannins. Loved it.
May 20, 2011 - Delicious. Other than at the winery my first Terry Hoage . Big lush ,extravagant .Very fruit forward, almost jammy. Very smooth. Took right out of the cellar so a tad cold but still showed beautifully.
March 5, 2011 - Pop and pour. A jammy wine with thick texture, dark red fruit, and low to medium acidity, and medium to full body. Did sense the alcohol, but still a very nice fruit forward wine to enjoy. Paired well with lamb chops.