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2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heritage Wine Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend, Zinfandel
5/21/2017 - Jobu wrote:
I knew this was too young but was dying to try given its scores, 96 WA 94 WS. PnP and not much on the nose or palate. Let sit for a half hour and big difference, though still tight. It continued to improve dramatically with air time. Red & black plum flavors, dark spices, underlying earthy licorice from the Zin. Nice acidity and tannins. Nose became blue & black fruit. Lots of brooding flavors hidden in its youth. Really good with a long decant right now, but really needs a year or two to max out. 92/93 right now but seems to have the potential to live up to its top end scores.

PS - Tried to get the specifics on the Zin based blend, but the best I found was "Zinfandel, Carignane and other red varieties.", from WS. Would love to know what the "others" are and ratios.
  • Jobu commented:

    5/27/17, 5:32 AM - Wow, everything but the kitchen sink. Thanks for the info.

Red
2013 Bodegas AAlto Ribera del Duero AAlto Tempranillo
5/14/2016 - Jobu wrote:
93 points
Young, tight wine. Black and red fruit, toasty oak, little black pepper and licorice. Needs a lot of air to open up. This will be fantastic in a few years.
  • Jobu commented:

    9/11/16, 10:52 AM - Thanks. I didn't notice the alcohol at all. I had it at a steakhouse. Paired perfectly with my ribeye. It's definitely a match for beef, but anything rich will work.

Red
2010 Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
8/2/2015 - Jobu wrote:
92 points
Great balance of plum fruit, licorice, toasty oak, acidity, and tannins. Great QPR for the $18-20 range. It doesn't need any aging, but will last a while on the shelf.
  • Jobu commented:

    9/7/15, 2:09 PM - Wine Spectator says it's good through 2022. I tend to be a bit more conservative, hate to wait too long. I'd say 2020.

Red
2011 Firriato Terre Siciliane Santagostino Rosso Baglio Soria Red Blend
7/12/2015 - Jobu wrote:
90 points
Tried this at the Wine Expo in Feb and loved it. Went back to the table a couple times. Finally found it, last bottle the shop had. Not as good as I originally thought, but still good. Blackberries and licorice. Really tart as others have stated, but I like tart. Some may like it more with a hearty Italian dish.
  • Jobu commented:

    7/13/15, 3:08 PM - It can definitely age. WS drinking window is through 2024. Might get a little better. If I had a few bottles I'd probably try again in two years or so.

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