Author storms38Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 01/26/2012
I mean really...I am absolutely obsessed with this vineyard. They have their shit together...if you ever have a chance, go to the winery...absolutely intoxicating and not just from the booze. The epitome of Napa without insulting your bill-fold. Supreme depth, concentration, balance...all around sexy. This vintage is my preference in the last 10 years!...I have to say! Include the LMV and the Solari in that statement. I would buy this if they dropped it in the toilet and didn't bother to wipe it off.
Author SurgPA05Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 01/01/2012
Opaque with some large grannular sediment, deep prple core with little rim variation. Clean with intense developing bouquet of menthol, cedar box and black fruit. Dry, intense palate of black currant, mint and hints of smoky vanilla and bitter chocolate. A huge structured, yet fairly well integrated wine with big tannins that linger on the teeth after the long finish. Stylistically a very different wine than the 2009 which is a huge sappy fruit bomb presently. This is the more learned, well-rounded big brother. A beatifully complex and enjoyable offering.