Opened the night before and showing beautifully today. Nose of citrus rind, blood orange, spice. impressive density in the mouth. Red cherry, herb and citrus rind flavors. Layered and complex. Firm, fine-grain tannin. In a great drinking stage and probably has another decade ahead. — 6 years ago
Very pure, linear and precise. Citrus, slate, oyster shell. Bright acid - balanced and refreshing. Really young and much better after 3 hours. Decant early or sit on it for 3+ years. — 6 years ago
Reserve Talley Chardonnay.
This was delicious. Took a bit to open up and stayed fresh through dinner. Surprisingly fresh for 23. Nectarine, brioche, nearly sauternes-like profile but clean and balanced. Long, pure finish. Wish there was another bottle of this in the cellar — 5 years ago
A very tasty Pinot that has more Californian character than expected. Broad, rich, dark fruit. Full mid pallet and ripe rich tannin. Seems like a short term drinker. Easy to enjoy now. Not what I was hoping for and not sure if this is typical of Raphet — 6 years ago
Nicely opened after an hour in the glass. A ripe style with beautiful tannin and moderate acidity. Love the rose, red currant, creosote and citrus rind aromas and flavors. Great texture, tannins frame finish. Should have 10 years ahead of it but excellent now — 5 years ago