Wine is different every year, depending on rainfall, temperature, and even winemaker. To truly understand this phenomenon you have to try the same exact wine from the same exact vineyard across several vintages. This is where we come in.
In the last 20 years only one vintage has been rated 99 across the board: 2010. It’s with this vintage that you begin, tasting wines from the same vineyard and producer through 2013 and 2015.
The 2010 is dense and opulent with stain-your-fingers juicy blackberry notes and firm, smoky tannins. 2013 is much more lean, perfect with a slight chill and almost easy enough to chug. 2015 is the best vintage since 2010 - perhaps even better - with dark and brooding black plum and black cherry.
Cold cuts, indoor picnics and cheese plates, reminiscing about warm weather, grocery store rotisserie chicken