My first taste of his wine. I wonder a little bit about the storage. Purchased from big box retailer not stored in the climate controlled area. Been sitting there a few years I'd guess.
Not cooked but flavors seem muddled upon opening. Aftertaste is a little distracting. Might be overwhelming bittersweet chocolate but I don't think so. Definitely ripe and full. Fruit is red and black. Definite mocha. Can't get over the bittersweet chocolate notes.
I'll update as wine airs. Ok. It's been 3-4 hrs. Wine has developed a very nice creamy vanilla oak mouthfeel. Bittersweet chocolate remains but less oppressive. More milk chocolate now. Finish is cleaner and lingering. Quite nice.
Enjoyed. Look forward to the 10 oz I poured off for tomorrow.
I think the ct ratings are a little low. To me this wine isn't a showstopper but a bright mouthful of cherry, red fruit with a touch of oak and acid. Very quaffable. I'd be glad to pay $10 a glass for this at a bar vs the usual overpriced crap they serve.
6/30/2014 4:46:00 AM - Oh, and I am only selling 'part' of the Bordeaux collection. They are mostly 'high end' Bordeaux I have in excess numbers. I will try to see if I can give permission for you to view the cellar. Also selling most California wines.