Cabin Wines in Winter

Tasted October 17, 2018 - October 19, 2018 by with 48 views


Some really good wines under $25 at my in-laws cabin in Winter, Wisconsin. I am glad to reconfirm how made the Menage a Trois wines are. Sickly sweet and unbalanced.

Flight 1 (6 notes)

2009 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
91 points
Day 1: This needed some air. Not a pop and pour at all. Spices, Garrique, menthol and red currants. Very concentrated wine and classic CDP. Medium plus finish. This will age for many years. 91 points
Day 2: Really nice. Fruit is more evident with raspberries and prunes. This is a classic and balanced. 91 plus
Recommendation: Unless you give this a 3 hour decant hold this until 2021.
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2015 Fontella Chianti Italy, Tuscany, Chianti
90 points
Day 1: This is really good for the money. Fruit forward with Bing cherries, plums and blueberries. Also features dust, dried herbs and mint. Medium finish. This is the second wine on a week I have rated the same or higher than James Suckling. They even have the suckling 90 point score.
2016 Folie à Deux Mènage á Trois California Red Wine USA, California
74 points
Moving this around in my mouth makes this wine very unpleasant. Syrup, stewed fruits and sugar. This is much better when not applying the tasting process.
2014 Marietta Cellars Christo USA, California, Sonoma County
91 points
day 1: Bigger style wine with blackberries, smoke, spice, plums and rose petals. On the palate wood is present. I liked this at a recent tasting and I think over 3 days this should improve. 89 points
Day 2: More balanced on day 2. Not as much of the jammy fruits. Blueberries, strawberries, spice, subtle wood and match stick. Solid and well made. Great QPR. 90 points
Day 3: More refined. Nice fruits but adds black pepper which I enjoy. Medium plus finish. A hit with the crowd. 91 points
Recommendation: This needs a little time. Got better on day 3 which tells me drink 2020 and beyond.
2017 Loosen Bros. Riesling Dr. L Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
88 points
Day 1: better than the last bottle. pear, sour apple, stone and wafer. 88 points
Day 2: Very similar and still features vibrant fruit. 88 points
2013 Bodega Norton Privada Mendoza Argentina, Mendoza
93 points
Day 1: Super funk, blueberries, bosenberries, subtle spices and gravel. While not Bordeaux a scary resemblance which is up there with Sena. Hard to tell how long this will go but I say drink now. 92 points
Day 2: Super funky. Blueberries, raspberries, minerals, tobacco and underbrush. Very similar to a Left Banker that cost 5 times as much. Wow! 93 points
Day 3: Wow!
Recommendation: Drink now as this is in an amazing place!
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