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2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington
3/4/2019 - brouigu1 wrote:
I have to agree with the other CT member who said this was flat. I was so disappointed that this did not show well at all. Its not vinegar but zero nose, aroma or taste. I tasted upon opening and after a few hours and there was no growth in this wine.

I have had this vintage before and found it outstanding but this was beyond its drinking life.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    3/6/19, 2:16 PM - Its very possible this was flawed and I started to evaluate for that. What made me curious was the wine was not "bad" at all, just flat, limp and not much there. My past flawed bottles were not good but perhaps this was a new type of flaw I have not encountered before. No matter, it wont stop me from going there again :)

Red
2015 Syncline Syrah Boushey Vineyards Yakima Valley
12/9/2018 - Bluecollar wrote:
Amazing Syrah Library Wine Tasting 2006-2015:
Closed and tight. Lot's of potential, but needs much more time
  • brouigu1 commented:

    12/10/18, 8:00 AM - Sounds like a great library tasting. I have been a fan of Syncline for many years too. Visited the winery a few times and always find something to add to my cellar.

    Cheers!

Red
2013 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley
4/12/2018 - brouigu1 Likes this wine:
91 points
Good Pinot no doubt.

PnP and consumed with some light snacks of cheese, crackers and nuts. Bright purple, good clarity and a nose of fresh ripe cherries.

Well balanced and the ripe fruits of cherry and cranberry shine on. Soft mouth feel and decently integrated already.

I do enjoy Domaine Serene wines and have for many years but as their prices inch up I find I turn to equally as good Oregon Pinot from multiple sources and at half the price.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    4/14/18, 12:52 PM - My other favorite WV Pinots include: Colene Clemens, De Ponte, Dobbs, Alexana and some of the Rex Hill wines. I have also started to really enjoy a few RRV Pinot's from Benovia.

  • brouigu1 commented:

    4/16/18, 7:22 AM - We visit the WV every year just to taste the new vintages and explore new wineries. Some places are starting to go the "Napa" route which is sad IMO but there are quite a few young wineries producing some hand crafted Pinots at great prices.

    One of the 1st growers in the valley was Erath and they still produce some good wines at reasonable prices. Yes, Roco is also a good choice.

Red
2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
3/14/2018 - Anonymous wrote:
Last of 3 bottles in .375 format. All 3 are from the same retailer and stored in the same climate controlled condition. 1st one a few years back was the best and most complex, 2nd one was primary but still restrained, the 3rd one I had today was a hot mess. Stewed, prune fruit with noticeable alcohol on the palate. After the first glass I put a cork in it and placed it in the fridge overnight. Day 2 - was not any better and I poured the rest down the drain.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    3/20/18, 5:14 PM - Sorry to hear that... I have found that the .375 bottles need to be enjoyed earlier rather than later. I have a few .375's that are getting ripe and I need to pop before they go down. I have a few 750's and 1.5L of the same wines that should age better. None the less its sad to see a good wine that has to be dumped.

    Cheers

Red
2012 Opus One Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
7/26/2017 - SonnyChiba wrote:
94 points
Decant the heck out of this. Was so much better after several hours of being opened. Very opulent, rich, layered Opus One - a great vintage for this wine. This will really be fantastic in the future. Expensive though. Why not buy Pichon Baron, Ducru B, Pontet Canet, or even Las Cases at this price point? That said, it is a very good wine.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    9/21/17, 11:44 AM - I have to agree. This is a fine wine, but over hyped and over priced. There are many wines equally as good for less.

Red
2005 Ackerman Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
9/2/2017 - brouigu1 Likes this wine:
94 points
Open & decanted for 40 minutes. paired with a grilled filet.

Nice dark purple and this bottle did not show any bricking or color changes around the edges. Warm and solid nose of black fruits and berries, oak spices, leather and mineral whiffs.

Amazing on the palate.... The tannins and acids are well balanced, the dark fruits are still front and center with allspice, leather, vanilla and that mineral finish.

This has come together quite nicely... on to the 2006 with high expectations!
  • brouigu1 commented:

    9/10/17, 5:55 AM - You scored a case of nice wine, good for you! This is my first experience with Ackerman wines and I like what I have seen so far. I bought a small vertical, 05, 06, & 07 from an auction site for about $60.00 each so a minimal investment. I will try the 06 & 07 over the next year and see if I still love what I tasted in the 05. I was not aware that they donate to charity with their sales, that is good to know thank you.

    Enjoy, you have a case of good wine to taste and pair with!

Red
2012 Andrew Will Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend
8/5/2017 - brouigu1 Likes this wine:
91 points
Decanted for 2 hours before enjoying.

Nice purple color with some clarity. Nose is lighter than I expected but still has a deep aroma of black cherry, oak spices and slight mineral.

Smooth on the palate. Medium++ in body with a slight sweetness of cherry pie, dark chocolate, spices and that mineral finish.

Paired with grilled filet and well.... you know.... Just outstanding.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    8/9/17, 6:48 AM - I used the term outstanding to describe the pairing with the grilled filet. This wine is very good and a score of 91 reflects this in my opinion.

Red
2012 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor Puente Alto
5/18/2017 - Mr.Overhill Likes this wine:
94 points
The Don rules (again!)
In the 26th reiteration of this hallowed (my words not CyT) vineyard they hit a towering home run, with wonderfully dark and lush cab fruit, and thank the Dear Lord that this time around we're talking ALL fruit and little terroir for what is a beautifully fruit driven beast of dark cherries, rich plum and beguiling brambly blackberry. I'm li, li, liking this baby. Yes, you can wait another 3-5 years to see how the tertiary flavors develop but if you've only got one or two bottles you owe it to yourself to open right away and enjoy this smorgasbord of the olfactory senses immediately. And you can thank me later fellers (and the occasional lady who reads these notes) for this suggestion.

94PLUS but going well higher in time, gahr-aun-teed!
  • brouigu1 commented:

    5/19/17, 8:47 AM - I have to agree, this vintage is a home run! I have 3 bottles left so I will try to curb my desire to pop more but these are to be enjoyed now and over the next several years.

Red
2013 Alexana Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard Dundee Hills
1/28/2017 - WineGuyFL Likes this wine:
93 points
Very good. I have tasting notes on this one for three vintage in a row.....2012-2014. Interestingly, the notes are virtually the same despite the fact that the Pro Reviewers rate this particular vintage (2013) as being a significant notch below 2012 and 2014.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    1/31/17, 6:21 AM - I have found similar traits in the 2013 vintage. I visit the Willamette Valley every year and I see the 2013 vintage has being as good as the 2012. A lot of credit has to go to the wine maker but they are getting quite good at producing some consistent juice.

Red
2013 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Reserve Rennie Vineyard
8/13/2016 - Millennial Drinkers wrote:
93 points
Deep purplish red. A little perfumey on the nose with tons of dark cocoa and tons of black fruits. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Heavy fruits, especially dark and black cherries. Undertones are coated in baking spices. Slightly more elegant than the Rutherford Hillside. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2036. (93+)
  • brouigu1 commented:

    1/31/17, 6:18 AM - Nice review and I agree with your flavor profile. The Rennie reserve has been edging out the other FS wines including the single vineyards.

Red
2013 Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills Red Bordeaux Blend
1/7/2017 - BRR Likes this wine:
92 points
While I think this will benefit from another year or two of bottle age, this sure provides a lot of pleasure now. Chock full of sumptuous black cherry and licorice like fruit, this also has a nice undertone of light herb. It's well-syructured yet ripe. Another home run for Soos Creek.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    1/24/17, 11:17 AM - I have seen you and a few others rate Soos Creek very high. I am now ordering this to see what it's all about! Thanks!

Red
2012 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/13/2015 - Yorgos Likes this wine:
95 points
#AthensRedfinewinetasting2015
Dark ruby. Vibrant nose with red and dark cherries, raspberries, oak and some earthy notes. A bit warm and sweet I would say. In the mouth you get a punch initially which somewhat softens afterwards and eventually becomes almost elegant; quite fresh and lively with medium to high acidity, medium tannins. More complex and open than the nose. Now I also detected some chocolate notes, peppery (especially towards the end), while the warmth that you felt in the nose here is more discreet and better assimilated than you would expect . Quite long finish 94-95
  • brouigu1 commented:

    12/17/15, 12:09 PM - Nice drinking note. I am eager to tap into my first bottle now.

Red
2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
12/16/2015 - Loren Sonkin wrote:
95 points
Tasting Group Holiday Party (Mouton, Laurent, Essencia, Hundred Acre, Staglin, +++) (University Circle): Really nice showing. It was probably in the wrong place in the lineup as it took a sip or two to re-calibrate. In any event, once I did, this was great. Not really showing much age, although obviously not a baby. Purple in color. The nose has plums, black raspberries and a slight floral note. On the palate, more black cherries with a strong and nice black licorice note. Good acidity. Tight complexity that slowly unwound in the glass. Great showing. As I still have a few left, I was glad to see that there is no hurry.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    12/17/15, 12:07 PM - Nice note on this wine. This is a great vintage and I agree, it has a few years left to enjoy.

Red
2011 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate Napa Valley
9/10/2015 - mflesh wrote:
To sit or not to sit, that is the question. I am not really in love with this release. This is the first of six to be consumed. The wine has a good color to it -- was poured and was allowed to initially decant in the glass for about 45 minutes before enjoying. The bottle was enjoyed over a five hour period of time. No bleed on the cork. The nose in the glass is blackberry and bell pepper. The entry is blackberry and a little mushroom and green pepper. The middle of this one is where the berry corrects itself. This wine actually presented itself THE BEST about 3 hours after opening. This is where the mid-palate seemed to be the lengthiest. The finish was a bit thin, a little metallic. Some black licorice, some black pepper, a little tannin but not much in all honesty. A little underwhelming. I'm going to let the other 5 sit for at least 2-3 years because I just feel the structure here is lacking. I think it will integrate, but it just doesn't work now. Not rating, as this wine is not at full potential. Needs time I think.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    9/11/15, 6:38 AM - I agree with your assessment. The 2011 is a little disjointed. Lots of green pepper and not the rich fruits & spice normally found in the Estate. I am hopefull time will help this evolve.

  • brouigu1 commented:

    11/11/15, 9:14 AM - Agree as well. I have tasted many vintages the Montelena Estate and I am thinking that additional cellar time will not help but I remain hopeful.

    I think they forgot the new oak... Either way this was disappointing.

Red
2011 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate Napa Valley
3/10/2015 - WineTime10 wrote:
88 points
HUGE disappointment at the price point! I personally don't feel the wine will improve much with time. I think their 2011 is a dud, and I'm kicking myself for joining their futures club in the first place. I'm so done with this winery, especially their (mostly) lame staff that only care about talking you into joining the cellar masters club. Do yourself a favor and skip this! I can name at least ten other wineries in Napa that produced far superior 2011 Cabs at a fraction of the price.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    3/11/15, 7:38 AM - This is disappointing to say the least. I may have to pop one open and see if I have the same experience. I have been a fan of their Estate Cab for years and it will be sad if their 2011 is a dud.

    Thanks

Red
2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary Napa Valley
1/26/2015 - canan wrote:
95 points
I certainly see what the drama is all about :-)
It is very extracted and concentrated but still a very decent wine with some qualities to it.
Plenty of almost dried blackberry fruit and with some air and at the proper temperature it does have the appropriate amount of acidity.
I can certainly understand why people feel the lack of tannins but I do believe that it is there behind all the extraction.
I don't believe that you can argue with the objective quality of the wine but definitely about whether or not you like the wine.
I liked it a lot but it is not one of my favorite wines :-)
  • brouigu1 commented:

    1/30/15, 7:56 AM - Good tasting note and I don't disagree! One question though. If you liked it but its not your favorite and you gave it 95 points... What do you rate the wines that are your favorite?

  • brouigu1 commented:

    2/3/15, 8:30 AM - You are totally correct, this site is all about our opinion's of the wine. There is no right or wrong opinion as long as they are constructive.

    I was just curious abut what wines you rate higher than 95 points... I may want to try them too!

    Thanks

Red
2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary Napa Valley
12/24/2014 - LLim Likes this wine:
92 points
Had this on Christmas Eve with standing rib roast, truffled mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables. Drank from 1L bottle that was decanted right before serving. This is a highly extracted wine but it is balanced and was liked by all. Went well with food, but I could drink this by itself. The nose is candied and sweet (like grape bubblegum) but if you can get past that, there are aromas of crushed violets and wood. Same with the initial taste. It is very fruit forward and seems sweet, but as it opens and you taste more depth, there are more dark fruits, plum, dark cherry, vanillins and oak. It is well balanced and drinkable now, but I wonder what it will be like in 3, 5, 10 yrs? This is the second time I've tasted it and the bottles seem consistent. Seems like most people either like this style or hate it. I liked it.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    1/13/15, 7:54 AM - A good note for this polarizing wine. I agree with the grape bubblegum descriptor and folks will either be good with it or not.

Red
2011 Flora Springs Trilogy Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
12/29/2014 - markandsusanw Likes this wine:
89 points
Splash decant ... This has long been a go-to wine for us. As the price rose we drank it less, but when we did we were always impressed. That hasn't totally changed, but this, our most recent, vintage is definitely lacking when compared to past Trilogy bottlings. The upfront fruit was somewhat muted on both nose and palate, with spice and earth the predominant flavor profile here. Not bad, but a little lacking. Tannins are present, but not intrusive, and acid makes it seem balanced. Good, just not great, and a poor QPR at the current price point. Not yet ready to say it's gone totally downhill, I am somewhat disappointed.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    1/5/15, 7:18 AM - Good comments. This has been a go to wine for me as well. I have not tasted the 2011 yet but based on your tasting note I may have to pop one now and see if its a lesser vintage than previous ones.

    I have to agree on the price. I buy from on-line retailers and have found some good pricing but like all Napa wines they are pricing themselves out of many cellars.

Red
2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary Napa Valley
11/26/2014 - MikeFiend wrote:
94 points
Unbelievable! Shared a bottle with a few friends at my bar and we were blown away. The idiots that are saying this particular vintage expression from Caymus is awful need their head examined. This is arguably the BEST vineyard in California. Stop being a hater! Parker gave this bottling a 96. 96! Hello? Buy as much of this as you can procure/afford!
  • brouigu1 commented:

    11/27/14, 6:58 AM - So if Parker said to eat the dirt it was grown in you would?

    Your opinion is valid but so are others. Just because someone does not care for the wine does not mean they are haters. We all give our opinions here... read them and move on.

Red
2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary Napa Valley
11/26/2014 - wineshaman wrote:
91 points
Decanted 2hrs, I think it is important to remember that what makes wine so different than many adult beverages is that it is and always will be subjective. One Budweiser taste the same as the next Budweiser, but with wine one vintage of one varietal will vary from vintage to vintage and even bottle to bottle. I believe there is no better example of this subjectiveness than Caymus regular Cabernet bottle. I have said it many times that one man's junk is another man's treasure, for me this is a treasure. That is my two cents worth and I am sticking to it! The bottom line, everyone is entitled to their respected opinion, especially when it comes to wine, after all this is America and it is a semi free country!
  • brouigu1 commented:

    11/27/14, 6:54 AM - Totally agree. I like to think that's why we like Cellar Tracker so much, its a place to see everyone opinion. This wine does seem to draw out both sides of the spectrum more than other wines.

Red
2000 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend
10/17/2014 - La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine:
97 points
2014 New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/14/2014-10/21/2014 (New York City, NY): Poured ex-château from a bottle provided by Jean-Michel Cazes, this wine (a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot) has aged very little since my last tasting a few years ago. Big, black tarry fruit, graphite, allspice, lavender and bittersweet chocolate are embedded in a full-bodied, freshly acidic, seamlessly alcoholic frame with massive fine-grained tannins. Mouth-coating and solid in the middle, it concludes long and with some tannic grip. Based upon this tasting, I must adjust my suggested drinking window. For those who are holding well-cellared bottles, another decade or more will be necessary. Jean-Michel Cazes thinks that this wine will last until 2064 or beyond. I suspect that he may be correct...my estimate of 2050 is likely conservative. Drink 2024-2050.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    10/22/14, 12:05 PM - Nice note, very thorough and well laid out. I will have to try one of mine soon to get a baseline since this has such longevity... and to enjoy of course.

    Thanks

Red
2009 Lillian Winery Syrah Santa Barbara County
10/5/2014 - brouigu1 Likes this wine:
93 points
Odd, such high ratings for this wine and very few comments as to why?

Fantastic showing by Lilian. PnP in the glass and consumed over several hours. A lighter dark purple in the glass with a nose full of black fruits, tobacco and hints of pepper.

On the palate the wine is silky and very well integrated. The balance was very good and the dark fruits are present on the mid palate. I was pleased that the alcohol was not dominate which is why the balance was so good.

Decent finish with smokey wood and black pepper. This wine is drinking great now and should deliver the same delight if not greater delights for several more years.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    10/8/14, 8:47 AM - I updated my tasting to include a how served, thanks wine_strategies .

    As to why post a note? Its optional of course... but if someone rates a wine very high one would think they have a reason as to why is garnered such a good rating and may want to share it. Even if its only a few words but that is just my opinion.

Red
2010 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley
9/29/2014 - wineismylife wrote:
91 points
WIML91

Tasted non blind.

Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of red hills dirt, flowers, berries and cherries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    9/29/14, 9:59 AM - Nice assessment. The Red Hills terror is very prominent in this wine.

Red
2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend
8/18/2014 - Loren Sonkin wrote:
96 points
Some CdP's that excceded my expectations (Tom and Betty's): Loved this wine. I know some don't like the lushness of the 07's, but I personally find it a great vintage. For those who don't, however, I believe this vintage will age just fine, so hold onto them. This one is still on the youthful side at 7 years from vintage. Purple/ruby in color. The nose has plums, raspberries, anise, spice and floral notes. Great juicy texture. On the palate, plenty of fruit, medium tannins, nice acidity. There is black and red raspberries, pepper and spice. Long finish. Worked great with a variety of homemade pizzas but especially the buffalo cauliflower and tofu pizza. Great wine that will continue to develop for a decade.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    8/18/14, 8:08 AM - Great write up and I agree on the 07 vintage. The Beaucastel is a lush wine that is well made and tasty now and will be for years to come.

    Thanks for sharing, your neighbors are lucky too.

White
2012 Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros
6/30/2014 - TastesGoodToMe Likes this wine:
91 points
This wine will be polarizing. But I believe you should rate and accept a wine for what it is. For example, I don't understand why some folks will drink a Caymus Cab and then criticize it for being fruit forward and new world, or drink a Mollydooker Shiraz and then say it is too jammy - what did you expect?? Don't take the rating out on the wine especially if it is as advertised and known for a particular style (you can still post comments about your disdain for a wine and hit the "NR" for rating). This would not be a chardonnay that I would want to drink every day, but I was in the mood for this style and it hit the mark - as advertised.

As for this, it is a buttery, creamy, vanilla caramel apple, with pear, butterscotch and citrus elements. It has a smooth mouthfeel and finish. It is sweet. But very enjoyable if you accept it for what it is. Sometimes I feel like I want a Chardonnay that has not gone through malolactic conversion, and sometimes I want a chardonnay that tastes like it went through it twice - like this wine tastes. But you have to either like or be craving this style of wine if you are to enjoy. On this night, this was exactly what I was looking for.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    7/1/14, 6:56 AM - I agree with your comment. Evaluate and rate the wine for what it is not if its your personal style or not. Too often I see someone give a score of 75 only because they don't like it not because it was a poorly made wine.

    But... I also have to expect that here because there are no rules or training for the thousands of people here. At least most write something.

    Just as disturbing is seeing a rating of 97 or 79 and no comment at all as to why it was so good or so poor.

    Thanks

Red
2002 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington
6/27/2014 - Christoffer78 Likes this wine:
98 points
Quilceda is one of those wines which always triggers a "love or hate" response from experienced wine aficionados. The nose is so Quilceda I am totally amazed. The green, grassy tone adjoined by serious mint tells me what is in the glass. There is some serious fruit too. Deep, profound and clean red berries, blackberry and classy ballpoint pen are adjoined by perfect oak and a lovely complexity. The palate is fully packed and the balance is incredible. The structure is amazing. This wine will last for many many years if taken care of properly. The length on the finish lasts for more than a minute and adds to the keywords "amazingly good!"... I find no flaws at all in the wine, but it certainly is a Quilceda. Personally I find the green mint tone a bit difficult, but my personal taste has actually very little to do with the objective stunning qualities of this wine. (Hence, it deserves a close to perfect score tonight.) A true gem! (score is 98+)

I tasted this wine some 18 months ago and it has certainly developed since then. This wine might be a perfect wine to me in the future given this development. Tannins are e.g. much more integrated and well-behaved now compared to the last tasting.

(Tasted in a flight with 2001 Shafer Hillside Select, 2001 Napa Valley Reserve, 2002 Quilceda Creek and 2007 Hundred Acre Precious.)
  • brouigu1 commented:

    6/30/14, 9:21 AM - Nice summary of your tasting, thanks for sharing.

Red
2010 J. Bookwalter Conflict Conner-Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux Blend
6/22/2014 - toke_man wrote:
81 points
Liking this wine less and less over time. At tasting room I thought it was outstanding. I have had three bottles over time and like it less. Has a odd funk on the nose like too many mushrooms and sulfur. Perhaps a bit tainted. Still tastes ok, but the folks I served it to got hung up on nose.
  • brouigu1 commented:

    6/25/14, 7:09 AM - I have to agree. Since we brought this home I am liking it less and less. My next bottle I am going to decant for a day and see what a lot of air does for it. My thought being that in the tasting room we had a bottle that was open overnight. I am sure they gas the bottles but it had a lot of air time.

    Otherwise... my remaining bottles will be gifts :) Watch out this Christmas MOS and TOKE

Red
2009 Justin Vineyards & Winery Isosceles Paso Robles Red Bordeaux Blend
3/1/2013 - BrandiLove Likes this wine:
94 points
I guess I should start this tasting note by saying that the 2009 Justin Isosceles is my #1 sub $100 bottle of wine. I simply cannot say enough about how delicious this wine is.

I honestly cannot say if it tastes like cassis or currant since I have never actually eaten either by themselves LOL! What I can say is that on the nose this wine reminds me a lot of the Caymus Cabernet. It is opulent, sexy and extremely balanced. This quality extends to the palate where I taste extremely balanced flavors of cinnamon, dark chocolate, dark fruits and coffee. The tannins are soft and supple and there is this terrific quality where it leaves this delicious bakers chocolate "dryness" on my tongue. It's not minerality, it's not tannic but something leaves this fantastic dry, sweet, bitter yet smooth finish. I'm honestly not sure how else to describe it.

The best part is the finish is incredibly long. I sear I can taste it on my lips an hour later and I'm hugely thankful for that!
  • brouigu1 commented:

    6/15/13, 6:14 PM - Passion for wine is a gift, your reviews indicate that. This is a bold wine for that price and in my book that's a good QPR.

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