Pnp through a vinturri. Dark red-purple in appearance; spicy red plums, with some dark cassis, and a hint of dark leafy greens on the nose. Dark peppery semi sweet red fruits with some dark burnt woody cassis on the palate if that makes sense. Light tannins and can be drunk now with very minimal aeration. Medium bodied with a medium finish.
Pnp; medium purple in appearance. Nose of semi-jammy blackberries and cassis with some hints of blueberries and violets. On the palate, there are blue fruits, vanilla, and some darker oaky berries with some mocha-like notes. Tannins calmed down after an hour; I should've decanted. Medium+ bodied with a medium finish. Can probably use some cellar time.
8/26/2013 8:04:00 PM - Hi Francophile(Andrew), Tim is actually wine-strategies and left that note on my board. I'm not a big user of the new CT, I prefer the old style. If you are ever in CO, please do try some of our Colorado wines. You'd be surprised at quality of some the wines here(and beer for sure!)
8/26/2013 8:00:00 PM - Hi Grinner(Mark), I used to live in NY and would drive my 1982 AMC Eagle(RIP) in all sorts of winter weather in upstate, still remember having to pull over in the side of the road to flip the switch and make it go to 4wd. My 1980 has all wheel drive so I don't have to pull over :)
Its good to know another CT user that knows AMC .
BTW, I was in Eugene a little over a year ago and my host took me to Lavelle's tasting room there and a few breweries(loved Ninkasi!)
8/25/2013 9:29:00 PM - Enjoyed your '05 Reignac note, and love your cellar choices. Your handle left me on the floor LMAO! In my family the AMC Eagle is famous for (~20 years ago) being rented in NY.NY for a trip up to Basin Harbor VT. My cousin and I drank way too much one night and he drove my side of the Eagle into a tree! Despite essentially being totaled, it got us back to NY where the lot attendant casually asked, "have a bit of trouble parking?"
8/25/2013 6:15:00 PM - Hello Tim (AMC Eagle): Thanks for your message, sorry for the delay in replying.
I am not often in CO and my job keeps me pretty close to home. I have not made my own wine or beer for many years but I did win several prizes in the UK for my wine. I have a few tales to tell about the experience too!