Rhys dinner: Lighter than the '07 Alpine, but still had the walnutty notes, a little flat and sour component. Seems to be past its prime, or an aberration. Clearly this is the same wine as I had in March, but giving me a much different impression today. Interesting that previously it was a Horseshoe vertical, and today it was a Rhys horizontal of the most recent vintage.
Showing more stem notes right now than cohesive expression. This was decanted for probably an hour before it was consumed though it was served a bit warmer than we would have liked. That being said it didn't show any heat. The stems are more spice like rather than the less palatable notes high stem inclusion can often show. I'm guessing better with more rest so the fruit can open again but it didn't feel like a guarantee. Solid wine as it is.
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