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Red
2016 K Vintners The Boy Walla Walla Valley Grenache
2/1/2021 - tlipcon Does not like this wine:
87 points
At first sip, I liked this. Nice and bright red fruit with a bit of spice. The finish, though, reminds me of Mallort, or perhaps that taste when you drink orange juice right after brushing your teeth. Unpleasantly bitter. Tried three times from Coravin with different foods, then opened and let it get 24hrs of air, still couldn't finish the bottle.
  • slabslovin commented:

    2/4/21, 9:30 AM - Hi, just want to pass on my own experience with this bottle. I had the same problem but found after 2 days, and especially 3 after opening this wine became amazing. 2nd favorite wine of the year so far and the other was a $200 bottle. Very unusual to have such a dramatic change. I called the winery to have then explain why and didn't really get a good explanation but the woman I talked to told me she opens it 3 days before she is planning on drinking it.

Red - Sweet/Dessert
2013 Bodegas Gutiérrez de la Vega Alicante Casta Diva Recondita Armonia Monastrell, Mourvèdre
Sweet. It tastes like grape juice. Nothing wrong with grape juice but lacking complexity. 1st sip pretty good but halfway through glass I was wishing I had not bought two bottles but could not pass up $15 deal.
  • slabslovin commented:

    5/12/20, 8:33 AM - Thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought it was a dry white but your comment really helped me understand this wine better.

Red
2015 François Lumpp Givry 1er Cru Clos du Cras Long Pinot Noir
1/6/2019 - slabslovin Likes this wine:
93 points
A fascinating wine. Found myself having a hard time concentrating on what I was doing because this wine took so much of my attention. Complex and lingers. I always have a sense of trepidation when I open a pinot noir but this is a jewel. If you have even been frustrated by pinot noir and even French wines and their inconsistencies this wine nails it.

Just updating this review. This wine really deteriorates a few days after opening. Had a glass for 4 days straight.....got a bit worse every day and last was almost undrinkable with lots of off flavors. Updated rating to reflect this.
  • slabslovin commented:

    1/7/19, 9:27 AM - Appreciate the information. Have two more bottles in the cellar so will keep one for the long haul and see what happens.

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