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This is a classic Barton and classic St. Julien, well made and balanced between ripe fruit, oak and tannins. Is mature and full of complexities you expect from this well value, trustee 2nd classified Bordeaux chateau. IT has leather, cedar, ripe fruit and toasty oak but is such balance ...all were so well integrated that is very easy to drink and to enjoy. Medium to full body, medium acidity and medium to long finish. Tasted from Magnum bottle.
Vineyard 29 - (29 Estate) Cabernet Sauvignon
From Magnum bottle: This is a great wine! such balance between a superb core of sweet, dark and plush fruit...mainly black, red fruit that were ripe but sweet and what a kind of fine grain tannins....the balance again was superb...it is delicious right now and have the stuff for further aging and gain complexities but right now the star here is the fruit quality and the delicious tannins! so enjoy it now.
Duckhorn - Merlot Napa Valley
This magnum felt richer, with more fruit concentration and tannins that past samples of the same bottle format. Is big, the % of cabernet gives an extra or depth to body and finish. This is an excellent value and one the best Merlot labels year in and out in Napa. Very trustee winery.
Bollinger - Special Cuvee
Excellent, full body, rich and depth champagne. Good acidity so it is well crafted and excellent for food pairing.