The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.
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Jun 16, 2009 at 11:15am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 11:15amDelicious, black cherry aroma with slight barnyard elements. Finish that goes on forever, with lots of potential as it's quite tannic.
Jun 16, 2009 at 11:12am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 11:12amAbsolutely delicious wine. When first opened is all cherry and herbal nose, then moves into deeper fruits (mostly blackcurrant and blackberry) with that same delicious herbal quality. Smooth, if slightly alcoholic, but would be excellent with enough cheese or meat to kill maybe half a percent's worth of alcohol. One of my favorite jammy wines, really quite decadent.
Jun 16, 2009 at 8:46am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 8:46amPhenomenally delicious. I don't know if I see this getting any better. It's smooth drinking, the tannins have become very integrated, and the fruit explodes with blueberry and blackberry.
Jun 16, 2009 at 8:42am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 8:42amThis bottle reminded me of a really great Napa Cab plus all the elements I love in a Sangio. Way more multi-dimensional than your everyday Sangiovese. Blackberries and blackcurrant on the nose, with just a touch of the tomato and oregano that I associate with Sangiovese. Throw in some raspberry on the palate, some very crisp acidity, some nice fine tannins, a touch of sweetness and excellent balance. Fantastic wine that would be great with food or, as I drank it, alone.
Jun 16, 2009 at 8:38am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 8:38amThe general impression of this wine was that it was a classic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, very smooth and easy drinking, but very flavorful, if a tad one dimensional.
Jun 16, 2009 at 8:37am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 8:37amThis, for me, is cooking wine, and nothing better. Opened second bottle and I wouldn't even give it a "Shiraz-like" description, which I gave the first bottle...everything was just out of whack, so it's going in a pan for a reduction or something like that.
Jun 16, 2009 at 8:36am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 8:36amThis was a pretty good Syrah, but nothing fantastic. Had one glass on its own, and didn't take detailed notes, but I remember it being a solid if slightly plain wine. The rest was consumed mixed with orange juice by guests.
Jun 16, 2009 at 8:35am
Added Jun 16, 2009 at 8:35amFloral nose with some nice citrus and tropical fruit. When first opened I caught a whiff of raw meat which seemed to be persistent and consistent with my last bottle. Had with Chinese food, the oil cut through the acidity to bring through some great sweetness in this wine.
Jun 15, 2009 at 4:56pm
Added Jun 15, 2009 at 4:56pmThis wine was a knockout. There was this absolutely beautiful blood orange component to the nose, that settled down a bit but was joined by orange blossom and clover honey, along with magnificent red fruits. An absolutely delicious wine that I'd imagine will get more delicious in the bottle. We decanted for about 3 hours before it really started wow-ing us.
Jun 15, 2009 at 4:55pm
Added Jun 15, 2009 at 4:55pmI thought this was a very pretty, elegant Cab Franc. Nose predominantly of sour cherry and a great, strong presence of bell pepper. Very smooth after an hour or so of decanting, a real treat. Palate sour cherry with a hint of almost fake strawberry, like strawberry candy (those ones with the liquid center). If it's one dimensional or stereotypically Cab Franc, it makes up for it with its elegance and smoothness.