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Took a chance on this on an auction site because it was fairly cheap. Definitely past its prime but not dead yet! Hallmark black cherry notes. Surprisingly fresh and fruity without much in the way of tertiary notes. Maybe a touch “dusty” but certainly doesn’t taste old. — 2 months ago
Grenache dominant CDR. Bright, bright strawberry notes with a hint of pepper on the finish. Very approachable and drinkable right after opening. — 2 months ago
Green, flinty, zippy. Very dry. Good aperitif wine. — a month ago
So interesting! The nose is herbal and dried and reminds me of potpourri. There’s a faint hint of rubber that you often find in Pugliese wine. The body is medium, with less tannin than I’m used to from the style, but still present. Maybe even a little pepper? This is really lovely. — a month ago
We probably held onto this bottle a little too long. While it’s certainly not turned or anything, it seems a little over the hill. There’s a cooked/jammy red fruit character along with some pepper. No tannins to speak of. Would be nice to compare it against a more recent vintage. — 2 months ago
A little different from its Piedmontese counterpart, but certainly bears the hallmarks of Nebbiolo. Acidity, tannic structure, and bright red fruit. This bottle has been open for 3 days now and it’s still drinking nicely. The oak was far more prominent early on, but it has faded into the background and is much more subdued now. — a month ago
Kind of surprising for a Finger Lakes wine. Riesling sure. Cabernet Franc and Merlot maybe. But Cab Sauv? Not typical at all. But this is good! It’s barrel aged for 2 years, which definitely gives it a backbone. Pencil shavings and dill on the nose. It takes a little while to open up, but you get very ripe fruit for a cold region. Raspberry and plum. Decent tannic structure. It’s surprisingly reminiscent of Bordeaux, more so than any Cab blend from California. — 2 months ago