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Community Tasting Notes (54) Avg Score: 97.3 points

  • lots of strength, and depth, comes across as strong. aromatic, vanilla, and tannins but not overly strong tannins. this is a big wine, that should be paired with something equally strong in flavor.

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  • In a Christmas Eve cab lineup which included 2004 Rocca Yountville, 2012 VHR. and 2018 Memento Mori Dr. Crane. All these wines were so different but each amazing in their own way -- all required 2-8 hours of double decanting to reach their max potential on this night.
    The Carter The OG is the ultimate Napa pleasure bomb (for what I can afford to buy). Blows me away with endless layers and depth of favor, mouthfeel that is dense yet glides over the palate, dusty fine tannins, minerality and long smooth complex finish with chocolate, espresso, tobacco and so may other notes. Hits the right notes for me when a special occasion calls for such a guilty pleasure!

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  • Decanted for a couple hours and consumed over the course of an evening.

    It is immediately clear on the nose and then on the palate that this isn't your average Napa Valley Cabernet. The quality of fruit and barrel treatment are spectacular. But despite that, at least for me, it did not reach the critical acclaim.

    It is a big wine with mouth coating fruit, a lingering finish, and a hefty dose of alcohol. It is also very round with no harsh edges whatsoever. In a word, gulpable. A perfect cocktail wine if you want to sit by the fire.

    But it was a little too big and did not have enough acid and grip to make it food friendly or provide any indication that it should be aged longer.

    In fairness, my palate has shifted more classic in recent years. So I am sure for many this wine will still fulfill its prophecy. For others like myself, you might want to consider when and where to drink this. Preferably sooner rather than later and without food.

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  • What a spectacular wine, loved it

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  • This bottle was just amazing, dark brooding fruit with hint of red on the corners, great espresso and chocolate notes, wish I had paid more attention to the wine, but was catching up in conversation over dinner and just was going down so smooth with the steak the bottle was gone in no time!!

    This seems to have the stuffing to go the distance, and think with a bit more bottle time, and possibly a longer decant, this could pop another point maybe two. Drank over 3 hours and decanted at the table.

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018, (See more on Vinous...)

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