We shared this bottle with Rob Greer over a recent lunch in Napa and then finished it up at dinner giving it a lot more time to breathe.  For those on the mailing list, this is the current release.  The vineyard is in a spectacular location across the street and down the hill a bit from Scarecrow.  A very pretty property.  The wine itself is quite young but might be the best Greer yet, and that is truly saying something.  This is one of the best wines that Napa has to offer.  It is made by Aaron Pott.  Purple in color with a ruby rim.  The nose has cassis, slight sandalwood, spice and with more air, some plums.  On the palate, this is vast and deep.  It needed a lot of air right now but truthfully, it needs plenty of cellaring.  It is delicious right now but packed tightly and with so much more potential.  Tightly bound layers of cassis, dust, lead over a dry earthiness.  Long finish.  This has plenty of upside for those with patience.  Right now, it drinks great on its own and will work well with medium and fuller bodied foods.  It is not a fruit bomb and really reminded me of the early 90's Napa Cabs (when people started to say that 14% was crazy high alcohol) which are now considered - classic (think 1994).  It is an expensive wine but for those who play in this ball park, this is a list worth signing up for.  They make just one bottling and it is tightly allocated.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
97
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$185.00USD

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