• WeinBaum Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 7, 2019 - Raisin toast, black cherry, black currant, and a Davidoff Double R cigar. Deep dense purple ink color. Probably peaking now but great for a few more years. Still tart, balanced and impressive. Ed does it again.

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  • BGK810 wrote: 92 points

    December 19, 2018 - Black fruits, earth, long finish.

  • CJM wrote: 91 points

    October 25, 2018 - Clear slightly pale garnet, with slight rim browning. Cedar,leather, toasted oak. Low acids, medium tannins. Dried cranberry. Long, balanced finish.

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  • Ecoenophile wrote: 92 points

    July 22, 2018 - PNP (then consumed over 3 days). Nice complexity- vanilla, sandalwood and back fruit on the nose. Carries to the palate where tart cherry comes forward. Fine grain, almost dusty, tannins lead a pleasant, long finish.

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  • WineAttic Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 10, 2017 - 5+13.5+8+8.5+7=92. Deep, vibrant garnet with a pleasant nose right out of the bottle. Fruit was a bit muted with a medium to long oak finish. Certainly not as bold as a Napa Cab but a nice approachable offering from Ed. I almost wish I'd held it for longer because I think it would have been fine.

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  • Quarked wrote: 89 points

    January 29, 2017 - Very smooth, but fruit is fading fast and the oak is showing through more. On the second night, the oak was drowning out the other flavors. Score based on first night, when this was still quite tasty.

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  • BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 23, 2016 - black fruit, cherries, cedar, tobacco, smokey oak. A-/A

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  • EMark Likes this wine:

    March 6, 2016 - Woody, oaky nose. Very nice blueberry and cassis flavors on introduction. Bitter cocoa at mid-palate. A very big robust wine with very serious unresolved tannin. I like the suggestions of fruit that I get, and, while I generally like this wine. I think most would find the tannin is just a tad over the top. Further aging may resolve this. I’m really not sure.

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  • sciencewiz52 Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 29, 2015 - Delicious wine, smooth from start to finish.

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  • BigBoy_Sonoma Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 29, 2015 - blackberries, minerality, spice, tobacco, jammy notes. A

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