Big wine…voluptuous, tannin structure was still big, acidity was still medium plus..boozy and delicious — a month ago
Outstanding. I feel lucky to have visited this amazing place. — 3 years ago
Family birthday dinner 2022 — 7 months ago
Very nice wine. Mountain fruit. Poured with medium density to the glass. Nose was actually a classic Oakville nose of dense black fruit and youthful oak. Smoky. Entry is medium bodied, black cherry tart that gets a little deeper and darker with good acidity to the back. Youthful tannin here with a hint of pepper, not overdone. IMO still needs a few more years to integrate a little more but still a really nice wine. — 4 years ago
More of a rose than a BdN. A little big, but classy and enjoyable. — 8 months ago
My last of the Aonair Grenache wines. Fun memories of one of our favorite wine clubs when we first started getting in to wine.
When looking back at my note on the 2015 (consumed Dec 2017, so two years on it), I’m surprised at how different this 2016 was (5+yrs on it). Hardly any trace of smoked meat or candied bacon notes here. While very new world, this 2016 was a bit more varietally correct in profile…ripe red (raspberries) and black fruits (blackberries, black cherries) with sandalwood and peppercorn spice aromatics. Rich on the palate with good acidity and quite a bit of tannin on the finish. Gains a small herbal and savory component the longer it’s open.
I followed over two days and didn’t notice much change. These are normally ready to go upon delivery and easily hold up 5+yrs later. — 9 months ago
A hint of licorice, berry in mid palate. Pairing with non-meat lasagne. — 4 years ago