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The 2006 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel(51%), power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon(23%), with th...Read more...
now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money Read more
This may just be the best wine I've tasted. Branham Jazz is right up there as well as the 2002 Silver Oak Cab but for $35-40 you simply won't find ... Read more
This is my fovorite wine - no other wine seems to change so much from opening the bottle and the first pour to an hour later (or so) when I'm finis... Read more
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now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money
This may just be the best wine I've tasted. Branham Jazz is right up there as well as the 2002 Silver Oak Cab but for $35-40 you simply won't find a better wine. Very rich, complex, more chocolate than fruit, simply outstanding.
This is my fovorite wine - no other wine seems to change so much from opening the bottle and the first pour to an hour later (or so) when I'm finishing the bottle. This wine is a regular in my celler and goes well with or without food. It's extrememly versatile in pairing with almost anything.
We first discovered this wine in a restaurant in Denver Co. What a delight! This is one of the most delicious reds I have ever tasted. Bold, full & rich in the mouth, but so smooth in the finish! A personal favorite for special gathering.
Among my top 5 favorite bottles ever, at any price.
Very bold. Very delicious.
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The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a wine that probably needs 7-10 years of bottle age. Possibly the most backward and closed Beaucastel made since the 1995, the wine has very high tannins, seems totally closed aromatically, but in the mouth is a weighty wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color and tight aromatics consisting of new saddle leather, porcini, meat juices, licorice, tar, and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, very tannic, and structured in a dramatically masculine, ageworthy style. This is one for the younger generation or those with considerable patience. I can't see it being close to drinkable before 2014 and lasting up to 30 or more years.
The prodigious 1999 Beaucastel boasts aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with cassis, licorice, roasted meats, leather, and truffles. While it does not possess much fat or precociousness, it displays definition and elegance. This is a full-bodied, concentrated, classic Beaucastel. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.
Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. Has an iron-clad structure, with a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025.
Really dense and locked up now, this is packed with dark fig, currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar, hot stone, bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long, dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it. Best from 2011 through 2030.
Vivid ruby. Spicy, finely etched red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by fresh lavender, herbs and minerals. The palate offers tangy raspberry and cherry skin flavors, with gentle tannins adding shape. Impressively pure, even delicate, with outstanding finishing clarity and length. This beguiles rather than brutalizes; I underestimated it last year.
Powerful, with a round, almost creamy core of blackberry and raspberry fruit all layered with cocoa, sweet toast, mesquite and fig paste. Long and rich through the finish. Still quite primal, with lots of reserve. Best from 2010 through 2030.
One of the largest estates in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape (272 acres total, with 198 in Châteauneuf), this property is owned and run by the Perrin family. In the 2005 vintage, they produced their best regular cuvée since 1989 (wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 1991). the Beaucastel vineyard produces dense and explosive wines form a collage of 13 different grapes, most notably Grenache and Mourvèdre. Each is fermented separately in either concrete or wooden vats. The third year of drought, 2005 only intensified the concentration and structure of this ageworthy red.
The 2006 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel(51%), power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon(23%), with the dark black fruit of Syrah (12%), and the intensity and structure of Petit Sirah(6%), the flesh of Charbono (6%) and a hint of Grenache(2%) combining for a decadent wine with great complexity.
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