TN: 2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo (USA, California, Napa Valley)

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#1 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 19th, 2019, 5:35 am

2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/18/2019)
This seems to be finally settling into a nice place. It's not mature by any means, but it has good definition, and carries its black fruit and spice tones very well. The structure is in balance with the fruit, there's a touch of silkiness, but it never goes over to the gloppy side. It's a touch plummy, but not pruney. Ridiculous value for $17 when Carole Meredith was blowing out the last few cases earlier this year.

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#2 Post by CJ Beazley » August 19th, 2019, 6:12 am

Exactly what is in the blend here David?
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#3 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 19th, 2019, 6:18 am

Exactly? I have no idea.

It is based on Cabernet Sauvignon, and also has Cab Franc, Merlot and I believe a bit of Syrah. There may be PV and Malbec as well.
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#4 Post by J a y H a c k » August 19th, 2019, 10:51 am

I got my sons - Kill Bill aficionados - a case to start their cellars on a Berserkerday special. They both love it.
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#5 Post by Albert R » August 19th, 2019, 4:40 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 5:35 am
2013 Chester's Anvil Hattori Hanzo - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/18/2019)
This seems to be finally settling into a nice place. It's not mature by any means, but it has good definition, and carries its black fruit and spice tones very well. The structure is in balance with the fruit, there's a touch of silkiness, but it never goes over to the gloppy side. It's a touch plummy, but not pruney. Ridiculous value for $17 when Carole Meredith was blowing out the last few cases earlier this year.

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I checked in on one Yesterday and agree with your take. In a much better place although I will wait another six months before checking in again. It’s heading in the right direction.
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