J. Rieger & Co.

J. & F. Lurton

Campo Eliseo Toro Tempranillo 2002

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dusty cherry, dried blackberry, tanned leather, old cedar cigar box, shriveled blueberry, dried black currant, violets, mashed blueberry and dark roast coffee.

Palate has rehydrated blackberry, dried cherries, dried blueberry, dry potting soil, over-ripe black currant, chocolate powder, medium tannins, long finish; polished and beautiful!!

Paired with enchiladas with my homemade sauce from the summer of 2019 tomato harvest, local beef from Columbia Co NY; the dish and the wine lifted each other.

Could hold this bottle until its 20th birthday in proper storage, likely a little more. A perfect and supple cork pull tonight.

Listening to the beautiful vocal prowess tonight of Catherine Russell, life is good. No COVID-19 lockdown in MA yet, but it's gotta be around the corner...

$38, September 2005.
— 3 years ago

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Looking forward to those reviews! Stay safe and healthy @Severn Goodwin!
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Thanks @Paul K IL went earlier than I expected, once that Midwest seed is started you'll be doing the same at some point.

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This inaugural vintage blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc Clone 1 and 40% Sauvignon Blanc Musque was co-fermented from selected vineyard rows and hand-harvested fruit. The wines were aged 40% in neutral French oak and 60% in stainless steel. Gooseberry, lemongrass and wet concrete on the nose and a mouthful of lime, white peach and pie crust on the palate. Only 50 cases produced. The future looks bright for this new, family owned, artisan winery. — 8 years ago