• wdcwineguys Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 4, 2021 - Denancted for 30. A small amount of sediment. Nose of red cherry, light tobacco, licorice. Surprised at how much fruit is still present. Silky smooth tannins. This wine is amazing, but could easily go another 5+ in this condition. Cork was a little brittle, but bottle and wine condition was excellent.

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  • akoe Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 3, 2021 - Tasted blind. Lovely nose with a mix of dark and red fruit, licorice, dark cherries, and violets. Medium acidity with quite resolved tannins, velvety mouthfeel, again red and dark cherries, and some sweeter fruit notes towards the back of the palate. Nice finish. Drinking very well right now and very interesting to try it!

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  • nywine68 wrote: 94 points

    October 31, 2020 - Bottle in great shape with perfect cork. Nice freshness and acidity, with beautiful complex red and black fruit. Light on its feet but with plenty of depth of flavor. Tannins are very fine and perfectly integrated. Signature Eisele complexity with olives, mushrooms and prunes.

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  • FoinZap wrote: 90 points

    August 9, 2020 - Decanted and poured. Color has dark pink and orange-y tints, yellow edges. Nose is earthy and a bit smoky, old world vibe. Mouth feel is very dry, palate is pencil lead, wood, smoke, some secondary strawberry, surprising absence of fruit. Really highlights the importance of vintage, as the 1999 and 2008 vintages are two of my favorite bottles, and this one is underwhelming.

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  • datorr Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 21, 2020 - Another venison stew, and another perfectly matched mature Cab. Still have snow in the mountains so it all seems appropriate. Lovely bottle and drinking just right.

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  • datorr Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 4, 2020 - Drank this with a venison stew last night. Another delicious mature cab- deep in color with no sign of aging, soft and well rounded but still balanced. It was certainly time, and we enjoyed every drop.

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  • madalyn Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 17, 2019 - beautiful mature cab

    great wine

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  • andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 2, 2019 - Consistent. Last pour was the best. All dark fruit. Finish that’ll haunt your dreams

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  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 4, 2019 - Mature Cali Cab with black cherry, black raspberry, tea and grilled herbs. Did well with grilled rib eyes. Soft tannins, generous nose, great integration of flavors.

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  • andrewdodd86 Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 4, 2019 - At peak. Dark blue fruit, less dusty than the Ch. Margaux. Love it. Blackberry

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