Restaurant pop and pour- used a Vinturi instant decant. Deep color lightening at edges. Very pretty classic notes on the bouquet- smoked bacon, dried lavender, sage, violets, blackberry. Expressive on the palate with nicely open and juicy fruit notes and depth of flavor. It picked up mid-palate weight with air, but was ultimately lacking the overall density to take this from good to special. Fine polished tannins, mouthwatering acid, medium finish.
Tuesday Night Double Blind $40+ (Bin 75): Dark and dense; dark red fruit, sweet, ripe...very ripe, slight VA, sandalwood; dried fruit on the palate, seems like Grenache, fig, rustic, sweet, sandalwood, no pepper; good but not what I expected, really seemed like something else in a very hot year.
maybe my expectations were too high as I let my sr cornas sleep and tasted the renaissance...solid wine but no feature made anything more. lacking a bit of struture, acidity to give it life (a bit heavy) and flavor profile was a bit dull and heavy with no fruit or complexity of flavor to give it lift. was probably better than my description but none the less dissappointing
Stern and papery a bit, this probably needed many more years. Some definite Rhone barnyard and garrigues on the nose. Missing the textural plushness I'd've hoped for, and the papery barnyard-laden acid on the finish isn't too pleasant.
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