This a great every day wine. You can't keep it once you pop the screw cap but the wine is delicious right out of the gate. We've purchased over 30 cases of this wine for a variety of events, auctions and wine club. Is it the best wine ever made? No, but for 7.19 a bottle it's a rock star. Everyone who tries it goes out and buys 6-12 bottles. I wish I owned stock.
Decanted half the bottle first night. Very heavy on the vanilla/oak. Just ok. Not much that is appeasing about this wine. Not bad, just not good. Even for the price. Day 2 things had smoothed out a bit and the oak was less overpowering. Day 2 allowed this wine to move back into an ok QPR. Maybe this was a bad bottles compared to what others reviewed. I just have had many other comparable cost wines that aren't great, but still better than this.
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(NV J Bookwalter Notebook Red Wine 2nd Edition Columbia Valley) An aromatically quiet wine that starts out with dust, spice, and red and black fruit with alcohol noticeably present before opening up to reveal chocolate, cocoa, and cherry cola. The palate is medium bodied with oak and cherry flavors leading to a quite tart finish. 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 18% Syrah, and 7% other varieties. 7% 2011 vintage, 69% 2010, 7% 2008, 4% 2007, and 13% other vintages. Aged in stainless steel and used French oak. 14.1% alcohol.
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