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Red
2008 Château Doyac Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend
This shows the difficulty of mid-priced Bordeaux. The wine is merely good , but in a way that appeals only to the French palate. Very green and thin and herb/vegetable. Too expensive for the USA market.

$24.99 OH retail
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  • Mike Ritner commented:

    7/26/13, 6:30 AM - Interesting; I didn't get any green notes. Maybe that's just my "French palate." $25 is a bit steep, though.

Red
2009 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 230 Chalk Hill
10/11/2011 - Mike Ritner wrote:
In most respects decent and enjoyable; nice fruit, tannins, acid; it should have been a really enjoyable wine. I just don't know why it needed that much oak; it marred the flavor.
  • Mike Ritner commented:

    10/13/11, 5:39 PM - I let it decant about fifteen minutes. No element except the oak would have needed more time. I have let other oaky wines decant for up to three hours before or even sit overnight in bottle (with two or three ounces tasted) and I've never seen really noticable, up-front oak reduce to a satisfying level. Oak used at its best tends to sneak up on me; I'm on my second glass and I realize, hey, there's the oak! YMMV.

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