$125, 1 star, 83 points, cabernet sauvignon, california, Napa
Deep ruby/purple in the glass it has a unique nose. Medium intensity aromas of açaí berry are the first thing I smell. After a good swirl I get boysenberry, red plum, eucalyptus, coconut and a dusty, brambly component. Very interesting and quite complex. The palate is reminiscent of black charcoal and blue fruit compote. It’s quite tannic with good acidity and medium to full body. The flavors are out of whack though- I get unripe fruit mixed with oak influence and slightly green tannins. Not what I was expecting to be honest. The back end is quite astringent, not in a good way. I’m taking a step back, doing some research and letting this wine breathe.
I’m back and traced the roots of this wine- it retails for $125 and is still not very righteous. I’m sorry but the write-ups and reviews just don’t gibe with me. This is an 83 point wine that may improve with age as it has some structure, but unless that fruit thing on the palate resolves itself this is not a pleasant wine to sip. 1 star and a major pass IMHO. Salut….