Had bottle 5 of 6 last night. Similar notes as above, maybe a bit more integrated now. I could do with a touch less acid or tartness, but it was still delicious. There is a tiny hint of brown sugar on the nose giving it a sense of full maturity. 91. I’ll drink the last one in the next few months.
Haven't tried the Crimson Clover yet, but this wine was awfully good. The tightest, biggest cabernet from Stefania I've had. Very serious wine. Tightest was a bad word... It's expressive and enjoyable even popped and poured... But it definitely has tannin and structure and will age. I have always finished off my Stefania cabs young, saying, "They're so good now, why wait", but this bottle makes me think it will improve significantly with a few years. It's so good now, but for this I'd wait. This could easily go up against some very expensive cabs.
Funny - I just opened my first of these last night as well. I found it to be lighter than the Crimson Clover, with a bit of tart finish. More red fruits with this as compared to darker fruits I found in the CC. I gave this one 90 points (vs. the 94 I gave the CC).
Opened the 2nd of 6 bottles I own tonight for burgers. Throwing some sediment. It's been open about 2 hours as I type this. The nose is red fruit and is picking up some pleasant leathery Bordeaux-ish notes, as well as some blueberry pie and a hint of menthol. Medium-bodied with plenty of acidity. Still noticeably but not overpoweringly tannic. Tart cherry, blueberry, blackberry with dusty tannins. Some room for improvement I think, but a pleasure to drink now. 90.