January 19, 2019 - Bordeaux Perfection! This Reserve blend from an excellent vintage by an excellent producer is one sets the benchmark standard. Give it an hour to really excel, but the floral aroma is immediately wafting around the room and the luscious foamy blackberry is completely smooth and beautiful. I remain a HUGE fan.
August 16, 2018 - Magical California Bordeaux! Absolutely perfect blend of floral bouquet and black cherry/blackberry aroma that was wonderfully smooth. Definitely not past its best at age 17.
August 10, 2016 - Delightful! Just the right fruit balanced perfectly. Great floral aroma. Lucious blackberry dark cherry Bordeaux like magic. Mt Veeder mixed the magic elixir years ago.
June 29, 2014 - worried that I waited too long but was wrong. Aged color but not yet bricking. A little barnyard on the nose. Still some tannnic structure but I think it is time to drink now to the next 2 years. Balanced red fruit flavors and integrated oak. Could use some complexity.
June 16, 2014 - better yet. still primary. sorry that it's my last bottle.
December 1, 2013 - Was a bit overpowering on day 1, but really opened up on day 2. It was actually quite amazing.
September 13, 2013 - I was afraid this had lost it's punch but not at all. Was delicious with a filet roast - wow - glad I saved it until now.
August 26, 2013 - Full bodied. Lush Cabernet that lacked complexity
June 10, 2012 - Drank with a standing rib roast prepared on the grill for Mothers' Day. Really a wonderful wine. Complex and long lasting.
February 28, 2012 - Very nice. A little modern and Oakey but still very nice.