first day it was a okay. Fruits, tannins and acids in the right places but as it warmed it slowly turned into a warm gooey mess. I think 2009 was a strange year for some WA Rhones. I had expected better from a southward single vineyard, but I will pass on Southard from now on. My other 2009 will have to wait a few years to be tried.
This wine may be in a dumb phase...fairly closed down right now, even on Day 2. Disjointed, acidity out of whack, not a lot of nose, and rather bitter. If you have any, I would recommend holding for another year or two, to see if it awakens. My first bottle last year was lovely, but this one wasn't as enjoyable.
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