Nose has mashed blueberry, sliced black cherry, wet soil, wet leather, black currant leaves, roses, syrup of dark fruits and damp peppercorns.
Palate has violets, blueberry/black currant juice, fresh black cherry, (light) moist spice cake and ripe elderberry. Persistent tannins prove this wine is still youthful, with a long/rich finish and juicy fruits on display. In proper storage this can easily be enjoyed, 2025-30+.
Cork pulled for a slow oxidation of 5H then decanted 4H.
We're big advocates of Burgundy wines paired to Asian-style food, tonight again with Taiwanese Five Spice Pork (Lu Rou Fan | 卤肉饭) over Jasmin rice with lightly fried eggs from our private egg factory in the backyard, plus locally raised NY pork (Highland Farm, Old Chatham, NY). The wine displayed its youthful tannins alone, but great acidity with the meal pairing. Happy happy! — 10 days ago
This 10 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State is a nice surprise. Doesn't show its age at all, at this point.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate and good with food.
After a couple of hours of airtime it shows, red and black fruits with earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, bell pepper, vegetables, herbs, graphite and black coffee.
Nice finish with round tannins and tangy pomegranates.
Wine Enthusiasts 87 Points.
A little off balance, but has nice structure with a nice mouthfeel.
I've had it before, but at a younger age. Now it feels like a California Merlot, actually. Very interesting to try these kind of wines.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
Aged in French oak barrels (30% new).
13.9% alcohol by volume.
$22. — 14 days ago
Pretty color of dark ruby with a reddish/brick rim.
Great nose of black currants, blackberries, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, earth, eucalyptus, light vanilla, vegetables, mint, herbs, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with black fruits, oak, licorice, spices, light vanilla, espresso, chocolates, earth, vegetables, Indian spices, wet leaves, dirt, black pepper, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.
Spicy finish with nice length and fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon from Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.
This 11 year old is nicely balanced, at this point, and good by itself or with food. Will be good in the next 5 years.
I decanted it for 3 hours, which is when the tannins showed up.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Delicious.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$105. — 13 hours ago
A great example of a decent wine in an excellent vintage.
Scent of plum, tobacco, mint, and leather. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry, earth, and a bit of pepper, with medium tannins that have softened and are well integrated at this point. Finish lasts around 50 seconds. Very enjoyable, but drink now before the fruit fades.
3\21\8\4\4 +50 = 90 pts. — 14 days ago