Nose has blueberry jam, dried out brownie corner, dried blackberry, old leather and dried eucalyptus.
Palate has cedar & oak shavings, dark cocoa powder, blueberry-blackberry jam (low sugar), dried orange peel, (light) baking spice with light tannins and a long, dry finish. Decanted 3H.
Purchased several bottles in 2004, down to one left after this bottle. Last bottle was 213 weeks prior, and it assuredly didn't taste anything like this gem tonight. I recall heavy green notes and overbearing eucalyptus, even after 24 hours... I guess this just needed a solid 18 years to get going. Note to future self, last bottle should be 2022-26. — 16 days ago
Wow.. just the right amount of different. The berry mix is met with a touch of vanilla - but super subtle. Quenching and dry .. just so balanced, a bottle u wish never ended, but is gone too soon. — 13 days ago
Currants and jam. 2016 vintage — 16 days ago
Maroon/slightly brown color, lighter body than I expected. Flavors are rich (raisins/prunes and licorice) but a little sweet - some definite port vibes. — a month ago
great with steak — 15 hours ago
Nice to have a CA wine again — 15 days ago
Temp holder — 9 days ago