2001 Bedell Merlot Reserve

Community Tasting Note

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80 Points

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - I'm gonna hit this a little bit on the score because it just didn't hold up well in the cellar. I probably should had this last one a few years ago.
In Appearance, the wine was clear, but a medium- garnet, that I may even call pale.
The Nose was developed, but with very little fruit left and all teriary qualities like dried leaved, earth, mushroom, and smoke, even a little tinge of burnt rubber there.
The Palate was dry with medium alcohol, but with very little in the way of tannin, acidity, or body. The wine was thin and slightly acetic. What fruit survived was red fruit, like raspberry, and again, there were some notes of smoke, earth, and mushroom.
Overall, a bit of a disappointment here, but it may be my own fault. It is past its prime for sure. I thought the reserve would have made it to this point.

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