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Red
2010 Antonio Sasa Barbaresco Jazz Nebbiolo
9/13/2015 - Champagneinhand Likes this wine:
90 points
I had planned to keep this for the long run, but it was there and I grabbed it. Sadly it was completely shut down with the first glass. Closed and hard tannins. I swirled for about an hour and I got a whiff of dried cherry, so I left it overnight in an open decanter. Today this is a very different wine. It is still quite young, tannic and acidic, but the sour cherries are there as are the road tar and rose petals on the bouquet. Really acidic and it needs food, but decent pizza wine. I wish I had left this for 5 more years.
  • Carniolan commented:

    4/22/16, 6:02 PM - Thanks for your tasting notes on this wine. I was getting ready to dig one of these out of the cellar to try this year but have decided to let them sleep a bit longer. Cheers!

Red
2004 Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Mayor de Ondarre Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
12/19/2013 - David_T wrote:
89 points
Similar to previous bottles, but this time the fruit had fallen off somewhat leaving more of the acid & especially tannins but little fruit to accompany them. These have been quite nice & I have several bottles left but I would recommend and will be drinking them all soon.
  • Carniolan commented:

    12/20/13, 11:02 AM - Thanks for the advice on drinking this up. I had planned on saving this one for a couple more years but will be sure to drink in 2014. Cheers!

Red
2010 Westrey Pinot Noir Abbey Ridge Dundee Hills
5/31/2012 - Ron Felthoven wrote:
93 points
Upon opening I got a big hit of cannabis resin on the nose. Not the piney, Humboldt kind, but the kind scraped from the inside of a multi-chamber pipe, but in an appealing non-rancid way. This was complemented by Bing cherries, plums and some forest floor. In the mouth it was more of the same fruit, but made a bit more high-toned by the medium plus acid. This is quickly buttressed by a smoky earthiness and a finish of toasted marshmallows, roses and watermelon, which was quite juicy and medium in length. The tannins are just barely noticeable and very fine, providing the slightest drying sensation. This wine is elegant, beautiful, layered and restrained. It has the gorgeous aromatic perfume and the funkiness to give it some complexity. Bravo. If you drink this anytime soon, give it at least an hour in the glass to show what it's got.
  • Carniolan commented:

    3/6/13, 10:29 AM - I'm intrigued by your comment about "cannabis resin on the nose", must see for myself what this one is like. You just cinched another sale for Damn Paul. I just hope it doesn't remind me of bong water.

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