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Coup de Foudre - Cuvee 37.2
Needed a little time but opened up nicely; solid fruit with the extraction level expected from Coup de Foudre; strong backbone that indicates aging potential; wife says it's "YUMMY", can't beat that!
Ferrari-Carano - Tresor (Reserve)
Disappointing; maybe a bad bottle but kind of flat and tasted old (not in a good way). All that being said, still had some fruit and structure that saved it from the drain.
Cliff Lede - Claret
Opened yesterday and was even better today; great fruit and strong backbone; mostly plum and cherry; light mouthfeel but not in a bad way. Drinkable right now but will be good for a few more years.
Hunnicutt - Cabernet Sauvignon 9-3-5
Intense blackberry; deep red cherry; good tannin backbone; will continue to improve with age.
Cliff Lede - Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Got in club shipment today and couldn't resist. Big and tight at first; needs time to open up. Typical Howell Mtn fruit - dark choc, meaty with olives but with fruit shining through. Group rating will probably improve with age.