2017 vintage. @ Mister A’s Restaurant, San Diego-Les Caves de St. Charles CDP dinner. Initially, an absolute ballbuster. Massive tannins with a modicum of velveteen fruit at the end of a long tunnel. After two hours? Surprise! Change partners and the nearsome, fearsome tanninfest coalesced into the velveteen fruitfest. Remarkable concentration, tho, from start to finish over the course of the dinner. Best newer-vintage CDP, out of roughly 200, that I’ve had in the last two years. Just a remarkable chameleon. Supposedly 50/50 Grenache/Syrah. Worth the hunt. 11.16.23. — 14 days ago
80% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc.
a nose of espresso, dark fruit, licorice, chocolate and floral notes. Great dark opulent fruits of black & blueberries. Very delicate palate, lush and fresh with beautiful acidity. Superb juice with a great p/q and long life ahead, drinking great already. (15% alc.) — 8 months ago
[Tasted on November 8, 2022 at Home]
Wine is Cuvée des Deux Soeurs Red Chateauneuf-du-Pape. 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. Black cherry, strawberry and red plum fruit, with red licorice, iron and black pepper. — a year ago
More minerally, and a bit sweet, than is typical for a Sauvignon Blanc, this paired well with fish and with pasta and cream sauce. — 6 months ago
Good for the price — 9 months ago
Reductive and needs air. — a year ago
50% Syrah; 40% Grenache; 10% Mourvèdre — 3 months ago
Little lighter body than I expected but quite pleasant… — 3 months ago
Not corked this time! Really pretty wine. Savory dark red fruit. Plush tannins and relatively low acidity.
The main reason I’m scoring lower is because I had Ridge Mataro ($42) and Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre ($26) this week and they were both equally interesting for far less than $70. — 9 months ago