Pairs well with Gruyere; not as much with Reese’s peanut butter cups. — 3 days ago
May not have been the best choice of wine to bring to an Indian restaurant. Drinking out of plastic cups. — a year ago
Still slumming it at the Marriott in YYZ with plastic-cups. Lots of ripe apple notes on the nose and palate. Hints of stone fruit, lime and minerals. Smooth, good acidity, somewhat apple juice looking in colour and character. Off-dry, paired well with spicy Asian noodles. 8.9/10 — a year ago
Tasty, even out of paper cups and coffee mugs!!! — a month ago
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 dried vanilla bean, dehydrated cherry, oak sawdust, mashed blackberry, used coffee grounds, dried strawberry and dried blueberry.
Palate has tanned leather, very dried cherry, over-ripe plum, plum skin, hardwood charcoal, dried raspberry with a mildly tannic grip remaining.
This bottle is in its sweet spot, likely will hold here (in proper storage) for another 5-8 years before decline. Don't ever count out Chilean wines for longevity!
Paired with a beautiful merlot steak from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), boiled then smashed red potatoes finished with a compound herb butter and fresh, local asparagus. I'm finally grilling, and it's barely May!
(Also a stellar pairing with dark chocolate peanut butter cups!) — 6 months ago
apple blossoms and upside-down half-cups — 6 months ago
Sipped out of plastic cups on Amtrak (PVD - NYC). Delicious and sacrilege. As we watched the rain start to pour from the sky, I said, if we drink enough if this, we’ll see a rainbow. And you know what? We did. — a year ago