These are big, powerful wines, high scores, sane prices, fun non traditional labels. Why aren't more people doing what these people do? The Molly and R wines are fruit driven, dense, over the top wines, and I really love them. I taste a lot of wines and love to find new and varied styles, flavors and aromas in wines. I also get palate fatigue from some of these wines but a lot of times these bruisers hit you just right especially when you are in a carnivorous mood.
Dan Philips, Sparky Marquis, Sara Marquis, R-Wines & Mollydooker wines
- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 22, 2008.
I think you answered your own question Rich! A lot of people think these over the top wines are just to much and as you say, they can be tiring to drink. These are very successful wines so there is a great market out there for them but overall there has been a decline in the market for over the top ooze monsters. One of the problems was, of course, the pricing but I think you'll find that there are plenty of Spanish wines being released for the U.S. market that have more than a passing resemblance to these wines. The similarity may be more in the feel and structure of the wines but that's a good thing in my book. More variety equals greater choices and the Spaniards have managed to pull this revamping of their bodegas off while keeping their wines very affordable. The new paradigm for monster reds!