We received our shipment today and grilled a steak to have with the 2017 Cab. OMG it was FABULOUS. Right off the bat I loved the noise and color. It was a wonderful compliment to the steak. We have been watching Copper Horse from a distance and so glad we have now enjoyed the fruits of your intensive labor.
Thank you for your hospitality in Willcox on Saturday. Also for making such wonderful wines. And for all the tasting notes, of which you have the best, most thorough and most beautifully presented of anybody. I will savor them even after the vintages have moved on.
So far we have opened your very fine and delightful viognier and the sangio, which just explodes out of the glass and then finishes equally startlingly, with intensity, if I may say. It must be a combination of the fruit and the acidity.
I notice that, given your modesty you call it "light and fruity." Well, this is the best possible expression of that descriptive, head and shoulders above what one might expect. It could be said that you underpromised and overperformed, which is laudable.
Similarly, I love your honesty in saying that this '17 is almost as good as the '16. The latter must have been a stellar release, but the '17 is so thrilling I do not long for the '16.
I like your cruciform cane cholla, with its immature fruit appearing at the same time as the magenta flowers, two of each, symmetrically placed.
You do a great job too in controlling the alcohol. If I'm not sipping port I'm not that keen on seeing the crazy-high levels which Wilcox and Elgin wines sometimes have. Mainly because with lower levels I can drink more and remain functional!
I really should have gotten another wine of god to share with a friend, but I do have the mourvèdre and cab to look forward to. Plus the riesling.
The Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was the best Cabernet Sauvignon ever made!
The Grenache has such a delicate color, a nice texture, aroma and smoothness that it could pass for a Pinot Noir.
I love Viognier, especially ours. It's different. It's good!