May 10, 2019 - On the verge of turning. I wouldn’t let one sit much longer
February 18, 2019 - Super cool to try a wine this old. Thank you Cliff Lede for releasing. It aged perfectly. Cheers
February 13, 2019 - What a treat. i was able to get my hands on a few bottles from the winery. Perfect time to drink. some tannins, and no decanting. probably can still hold for a year or 2. They stored it nicely as the cork was not damaged at all.
The wine it self was stellar. Nose on it was good. You can smell the roots from the vine. Almost has a cave like smell. Kinda dirty.
It tastes like raspberry, oak, black pepper and clove.
February 10, 2019 - Still so good, but I'm thinking it's time to drink the last bottle from the case.
January 12, 2019 - Decanted 1/2 hour. Nice legs. Well balance and silky, with dark berries, worn leather, and touches of dried tobacco. Extremely soft tannis, and medium-long finish.
December 19, 2018 - Classic Napa Valley floor profile, with prominent black currant flavors. Plenty of fruit left. Well balanced, but maybe a touch riper of a style than I currently prefer. Definitely a great value as Napa Cabs go.
December 2, 2018 - This is a beautiful, vibrant Cab that, like a genie, is eager to escape the bottle and make your wishes come true. Immediately upon removing the cork I was surprised by the powerful dark fruit aromas that I associate with younger wines/barrel tasting. This is a smooth, balanced full bodied Cab that doesn't require much air time. Medium long finish. Easily the best '06 Napa Cab in this price range.
October 12, 2018 - Very, very rich napa cab. I think it would have been better a couple of years earlier. The nose indicated a soy sauce type of nose when ripe wines start to age. However, at this point while noticeable the fruit was still vibrant enough to be enjoyable.
September 6, 2018 - Impeccably balanced and elegant at 16 years of age, with lovely cassis, menthol, baking spices and subtle earthiness. Beautiful texture and lingering finish. Could easily pass for a modern Bordeaux.
May 7, 2018 - Had with dinner of beef shish kebab, couscous and green salad. Still a very big and pleasant Cabernet, deep purple in color. The wine started strong from the open, and remained there for about 90 minutes until finished. Deep, dark fruit, cedar, mocha, and vanilla in a persistent smooth finish. Definitely a wine that punches above its price point.