Round Pond Estate – Left Bank 2015 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

Round Pond Estate – Left Bank 2015 – Rutherford, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, elegant, slightly powerful and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain. It reveals notes of cassis, licorice and small notes of wild black berries associated with small touches of Cuben pepper as well as hints of violet, blueberry and discreet hints of spices. The palate is fruity, juicy, elegant and offers a beautiful finesse, a beautiful gourmandise, a beautiful definition, a beautiful suavity, a slight acid frame as well as a very discreet saline minerality (in the background). On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy / ripe cassis and juicy / fleshy blackberry combined with touches of juicy black berries, blueberry, fleshy wild raspberry as well as slight touches of licorice, black olives and discreet hints of caramelization. Tannins are fine as well as a bit firm. Good length.

Note (Score): 18/20

Note (Score): 96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)