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  • 1995 Karthäuserhof Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Eiswein

    Half bottle. Deep amber in the glass, or the color of 30-year old leaded gasoline from great-grandpa's old shed. Clear and clean, with medium viscosity served at 50F. Nose of Macintosh apples - a tiny bit of diesel blew off immediately upon pouring. Bright acidity with front and middle palate of bright lemon, grated apples and Armagnac. Back palate brings saltwater and melted light brown sugar, sour oranges and proofing dough. An excellent experience.

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  • 2008 Ketcham Estate Pinot Noir Ketcham Vineyard

    PnP on day 1 with chicken and Spanish rice. Vacuvin overnight, tasting notes are from day 2. Deep, dark plum to garnet in the glass. Bricking at the edges and visibly transparent during the pour. Nose of plum, leather, blackcurrant, star anise and patchouli. Secondary nose of strawberry confiture, graphite and camphor. Front palate has a sweet-hot feel like fire jolly ranchers. Jammy and round lush fruit through the mid palate. Preserved or baked fruits, though, as freshness is gone. Back end has very fine tannins that balance with the jam, each alternating like sensory strobe lights at an all night dance party in Ibiza. Finish is long, with tannins like silky sinew being pulled through a hot blueberry pie spiked with eau de vie. Surprisingly no loss of fruit forward goodness. Lost a little something from day 1 tasting, feels like the bouquet and structure from day 1 gave way to a berry full moon high-tide.

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  • 2003 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Drank after decant and over the course of 2 hrs. Dull ruby-garnet in the glass. Fine sediment, with bricking and edge showing violet and blue at the rim.

    First tasting: Rich honeysuckle, prune, orange leaves and rosewater florals on the nose. Smooth front palate shows red fruit bright acidity. Relatively closed mid palate brings forward round tannins and mild pucker through the finish. Back palate shows oak but is a little thin and doesn't have its heart into it, like an aging courtesan with f-you money. May be past her prime, but don't dare speak a word of it or she'll cut you.

    Second tasting: Nose is starting to sing from the glass, plums, cassis, sandalwood and black fruit. Acid on the front palate is still present, but mid palate now shows deep blue-black fruit, leather mixed with silky tannins and a longer, more sultry finish. A much denser mouthfeel with real structure, almost merlot-like weight through the finish. Damn she sexy.

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  • wiscgrad says:

    4/5/2014 11:41:00 AM - correct on the Force. I also sent along the 2012 Kosta RRV. snuggle that guy next to the wesmar's.

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