March 26, 2019 - Not inspiring but very drinkable Cabernet. Like most of the stuff I bought years ago from Russian River Wine.. its good but not great.
September 26, 2015 - This 2006 Emerson Brown cab 9 years old is at peak. I regret it is the last bottle. Round, full body and delicious. We paired it with Linguine with Italian fungi and the results were 100% harmony.
September 13, 2014 - Just pop and pour. We will let. It decant.
July 27, 2013 - Let it decant for at least two hours.
April 29, 2011 - Tight on initial opening. 2 hour decant. Really showed its stuff after about 4-5 hours. Turned into dark chocolate covered cherries. A touch of licorice. A slight powdery dryness on the finish.
September 18, 2010 - Agree with my note from 5/30. Very tight on day 1, much better on day 2. More of a red fruited, lighter cab with some herbal notes. Delicious (in my opinion) if not overly serious. This might be a better match with pork than beef.
May 30, 2010 - Very tight and structured on day 1. The nose was great but the palate was just not giving much. On the second day the wine is much fuller, more open and quite delicious - with nice red fruit, nice (IMO) oak treatment and a long, grippy finish.
November 10, 2009 - Trip to Napa/Sonoma; 11/7/2009-11/14/2009 (Napa/Sonoma): Aromatic nose of currants and chocolate notes. Palate was very big, highly extracted, with bold dark fruits and lush mouthfeel. Lacking structure and flabby. Strong finish with gobs of dark chocolate, coffee and jammy fruit. Not my style of cab, overblown and over extracted.
March 6, 2009 - This is a fantastic buy.
February 27, 2009 - A total surprise. Very plush and well-integrated.