Taste of plums, dark currants, maybe some ripe cherries all overwhelmed by strong tannins. Needs to be decanted or cellared for a couple of years. August 2010.
Found in Ft. Benton Montana in summer of 2010 (June). Very good!
Blackberries and some raspberries with a tinge of peppery spice and an oaky finish. Excellent. May 2011. WS-90
Drunk both decanted and from the bottle. Plummy with a slight tart finish. Notes of currants and unctuous fruit. Good either way but decanting helped ease the tannins. Nice. RP-90
This wine was 'cooked'. Bought at Kaelin's in El Cajon. Probably not stored properly. Undrinkable. December 2009
Pear and a hint of spice on the nose. Pineapple, pear, and melon flavors with a slight butter/caramel/spice finish. Excellent. May 22, 2011. WS-92
2005 Vintage. Plum and earthy on the nose. Plums, ripe cherries, berries, smoke, and mineral flavors. Not necessarily concentrated but very juicy and tart. Lots going on. Long finish. Nice. May 24, 2011. RP-90
2006 Vintage. Bouquet of leather, almond, melon, and oak. Layers of ripe tree fruit, tropical fruit, a touch of honey dew melon, and the ubiquitous taste of oak on the palate. Medium bodied. Long finish. Nice. June 6, 2011.
Light, pale yellow with a light green hue on the rim. Citrus, grapefruit, spice, and citrus pith on the nose. Concentrated flavors of citrus, lime, lemongrass, and a tiny bit of lemon zest. A nice crisp zest that lingers on the finish. Nice. June 14, 2011CG-85, ST-89, WS-88
Black cherry, dark berries, wood, and smoke on the nose. Pronounced notes of black cherry, berries, smoke, and wood on the palate. Great balance between fruit, acidity, and ripe tannins. Nice smoky flavor compliments the fruit. Complex and gracefully powerful. Lingering finish. Tasted on 6.13.2011.
Pale, cloudy yellow with a tinge of green. The bouquet is laced with hints of pineapple, pear, sweet apple, melon, nuts, spice, and light smoke. Taste of tropical fruit, melon, banana, spice, and a long, complex finish. This Chardonnay has a very Caribbean feel to it.
Fruit, cracked pepper, plum, and dark berries on the nose. Tart flavors of dark berries and a touch of plum. Medium-bodied, minerally, smoky (but no trace of oak). Heady and rustic. Nice and easy drinking.