Color: Super deep purple. A highway star.
Nose- a high fruit tree, dark. Blackberry filled chocolate candies- the flat kind scored so you can open them. The tree’s got a “wanted” poster stapled to it. Roses planted in a window box.
Palate=A cinnamon volcano. Still a little tight (vie geitz baby) mouth watering plum, Nice acidy my mouths watering for the next glass.
Velvety. You can definitely pick out cab franc, merlot then cab franc. There are herbal notes, oregano?
The wine’s Tom Selleck back in the day. It’s definitely got a moustache. The Red Ferrari don’t hurt ‘neither. There’s a little tar where the rubber met the road.
She needs an oil change, and a long trip to the coast in the ocean air.
There’s a little note of saltiness, or mountain pooling, a mountain lake.
Hawkes bay, long hot summers, cool winters.
Now, astringency dominates (with leather bikini a whip and attitude), the cab franc is peeking out from behind the column, the merlot is in the near room.
Astringent volcano sends cab franc to the sky, clouded with velvet black fruit.
Mountain looming in the backgrounds, there are a few seats left in tiny gathering of tables, a perfect day about 70. There’s a bay with blue water breezing this wine to your seat.
This is a real nice inky plump plum driven woodness. Roast beef sandwich with Fontina cheese, poppy bun. Kicking back in your chair. It’s somewhere out of the U.S. and you never want to come back; the duality kisses the duality on the back of the neck.
The oak really pushes though in an hour. Almost to the minute. Dripping with a ride to your friends house party, Sunday with the grill ` this baby would rock the hell out like rehab. The band, not Elizabeth Taylor’s summerhouse.
I love this wine for what it is. Not TOO terribly serious, but ass kicking for the sunny day. I’m going outside to finish this bottle.
“Hi” my name’s Sean. “Anyone sitting here?”
Her buzz let’s her move over so we can talk, and smile.
Stone Paddock “Scarlet” 2007
Hawke’s Bay New Zealand
Merlot 37% Cab 35% Cab Franc 16% Malbec 12%
One trivial fact is that the region has a hill with the longest place name in New Zealand, and the longest in the world