I’m usually a cab drinker, but really loved this merlot. Deep, rich, dry, lovely — 3 months ago
Very nice dark bramble fruit, and nice finish — 6 years ago
This 2004 is still going strong! — 8 years ago
Drank after Postmark, St Supery and a 2009 cake bread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch (Howell Mountain)cab sav/Franc and drank better than I thought — a year ago
Magnum night! — 10 years ago
Very tasty. Fruity. Deep. — 2 years ago
Nose has ripe plum, cedar cigar box, lavender, dried blueberries, dried black currant, licorice candy, mashed black cherries with light alcohol heat (assumed from the Zinfandel).
Palate has over-ripe plum, blackberry, milk chocolate, granite dust, violets, cocoa powder, ripe blackberries with still present tannins and a long finish. Spectacular. Drink Magnum's on this 2020-2030, when in proper storage. Based on this evenings performance, I suspect this will be in prime enjoyment 2024+.
1500ml bottle bought from the winery in October 2008; a blend of 58% Zinfandel, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon.
A perfect pairing to amazing seasoned and grilled NY Strip steaks from Kinderhook Farm (Valatie, NY), pulled at 125° and will rested afterwards, barely needed knives this evening! — 2 years ago