Opened with rack of lamb. This pours a dark, full bodied red. Funky aromas of barn and vegetables. Very sweet, fat fruit profile of macerated overripe strawberry, black and red raspberry. Round and full, with a decent length. Lacking acidity, I created a geuze of this and the '99 Les Jalets which was too harshly acidic to create a wonderfully balanced blend that provided the fruit and acidity to yield a well structured and balanced wine. This is decent as a stand-alone, just a bit flabby and round.
14.8% alcohol. Horribly, irretrievably corked. Tried the saran wrap trick with it ... and, by the next day, it seemed to have cleared up somewhat, but not to the point of real drinkability. A shame, since this is such a nice Thanksgiving wine.
WIML88,PURPLENR. No formal notes. WineDrinkerofTexas popped this and served it double blind. My first guess was California Pinot Noir, porobably from northern Sonoma such as RRV or Anderson Valley so I guess I was in the neighborhood. Interesting wine but not something I'd seek out. Drink over the short term.
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