The Drake Hotel, Chicago IL
Tasted Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by KeithAkers with 475 views
This was a highly anticipated UGC for me. I enjoyed last year's, but the hype around the vintage had me thinking this would be much more up my alley. UGC came back to the Drake after being away for a year (though I liked last year's spot better in all honesty).
This was much more of a mixed bag than I anticipated. While this is an extremely good vintage on the whole, it is far from uniform and there were some mid-palate issues with a lot of wines I came across. The successful wines were something spectacular, but the this left me wanting on the whole.