(From 2009 Vintage) Generous and concentrated on the palate, this dynamic wine delivers its signature of alluring, savory blueberry and blackberry fruit, freshly ground espresso and aromas of anise, dried sage and cigar-box. A satisfyingly persistent finish of dark fruits unfolds to reveal notes of graphite, toasted hazelnut and seamless, finely-knit tannins.
Robust and potent, with ripe, dense blackberry, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and roasted herb flavors that are full-bodied and concentrated, all the while holding onto a tight focus and ending with a long, chewy, persistent finish.
Easily my favorite of the night. Dark ruby with medium viscosity. Huge nose with violets, blueberry and tobacco. Massive fruit, cherries tobacco and leather. Big lengthy finish. Can age for a decade to 20 years. 2007 was the best Napa vintage for at least a decade.
07/05/14 drank at Lucieno's w/Rod, Becky, Marc, Lanette, Alexus, Tyler
velvety round very complex and smooth
powerful, tannic, and full bodied.
#63 Wine of the year 2011
smooth, Aniversary fav.