Remelluri Vertical: Entrancing nose; herbs, bramble, berry, tomato, delicate spice. There is a medicinal aspect here but it is more Ricola and bay leaf than cough drop. Great fresh fruit, resolved tannins, light-bodied. The herbal aspect emerged with air and became a delight to just sit and sniff. Wow!
Tasted at a Geyserville vertical that spanned from 1988 to 2007.
Surprisingly powerful nose after all these years – cherry, hint of tomato juice, some minerality behind that. The color of this wine was much lighter than we expected. On the palate there is a nicely bright acid, with flavors of black raspberry and dark cherry. The raspberry extends into the finish, with a hint of saltiness. Nice long finish, great balance – this was our favorite wine of the vertical.
Geyserville Vertical (My House): nose: red twizzlers. A little dusky strawberry. Normally, twizzlers to me impies plastic-y sensation, but this was just a lovely sweet strawberry aroma. palate: bing cherry, hidden tannin, acidity present and giving it life. I thought this was delicious, and it was my flight favorite, tied with the 1995 for my WOTN. Chris' WOTN.
Really wonderful wine, after a slew of really poor, over oaked (and heat damaged?) 90ish Ridges. Made me think of a really fine Mas Blanc Collioure. Many at table thought a well aged Cahors. Well balance, warm, not over the top alcohol wise.
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