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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.
Vinoce - Red
A little green on the nose and at first taste. Good, strong Mt. Veeder fruit there - plum, black cherry & a little Asian plum sauce. Needs some time in the bottle to overcome the raw power and to come together.