Sometimes opening something on the young side can be fun to get a baseline on a wine, and this proved to be one of those times. This is a cab that I have really been looking forward to as we enjoyed their syrah from this vintage a few weeks ago.
Popped and poured at Coltello Ristorante in Crosswicks, NJ, this showed some very dark purple color in the glass. The nose here is definitely tight as you can tell this wine is super young. On the nose, there are some nice cassis and currants and raspberry, with some blackberry, blueberry, and leather on the nose. Nice oak tones as well as spice round out the nose, but it isn't giving off a ton yet.
On the palate, you can tell that this wine is big, but you can also tell that it really needs a few hours in the decanter before it starts strutting its stuff. There is some fruit here, and it is big jammy blackberry and raspberry, and it seems very thick and concentrated, but seemed to thin as this warmed up from cellar temperature. Lots of juicy tannins on the finish with some alcohol too, and again, I don't think I can stress the fact enough that this wine is young.
All in all, this is going to age nicely, and is going to be a giant powerhouse in a few years in my humble opinion. Could easily be a 93+ point wine, and for the money, I think it is delicious. It will only get better in time, and I am excited to have a few more in the cellar to age! No score. Cheers! -F. Scott
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey