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Community Tasting Notes (60) Avg Score: 90.1 points

  • This is the second great bottle of 2000 CdP I have had over the past two weeks. We bought this at the winery many years ago. Gorgeous garnet color with a pink rim. Inky, sweet red and black fruit is mature in nature. There is a serious injection of garrigue that elevates this wine brilliantly. Smooth texture - perfectly mature. Only nit is a lack of mid-palate depth - but I am reaching. Yum. Based on these two examples, the 2000's are just singing right now. (93)

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  • Opened the last two for Easter dinner - grilled NZ lambchops. The first opened immediately. On this one the cork was half red. The second bottle was a bit funky on the first pour and the red barely penetrated the cork. After a couple of hours, the wines tasted the same. And they were excellent! Drink now - we do not see age improving these any further.

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  • Purple color with some brown in the rim. Rather modest bouquet and flavor that bring plums to mind, but with none of the complexity that is a hallmark of a great CDP. Not unpleasant, but not exciting. My CDPs have not aged very well in my cellar, which is too bad, as I love these wines.

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  • Decanted for 1 hour+ before drinking along with a big '04 California cab and later an '07 Turley Zinfandel. No detailed notes. Very well received; three out of four thought it was the best of the night. Earthy, rich, medium-bodied; exactly what one would expect from a reasonably aged CnP. Very nice wine.

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  • Nice mature CdP. Good now on opening, gains a little over an hour or so, but pretty much ready to go. Not spectacular, but defnitely good.

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