A few days late in posting the Wednesday Wine Committee wines. Standard format with 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.
Enjoyable and drank younger than its age. I always get a cherry swisher sweets note with St Estephe wines. Very tart black cherries, currant, tart plum and herbs all over this wine. Tannins still holding up nicely. Not getting better, but will probably hold for a bit. I guessed mid-‘90s left bank Bordeaux. — 4 days ago
Highly fragrant, floral, iodine, papain, and more than a hint of urinal cake. Overripe cantaloupe, white peach and papaya on the palette. Medium length finish. Very interesting wine but more delicious ice-cold on day 2. — 17 days ago
Bright and fruity Nero d’Avola (60%) and Frappato (40%) blend by one of Sicily’s most influential and probably the first biodynamic producer in the island. Aged in unlined terracotta amphora for 6 months. Light, medium bodied, elegant and savory. Black olives, cured meat, leather and earthy notes. — 3 days ago
Perfect room temp’d pair for spicy Chinese food, light and layered berries — 7 days ago
Final wine for Danube cruise. Still surprisingly youthful and fresh tasting considering the vintage and age. Dark fruits tobacco earth and firm texture and good length. Good value for Americans on a French River cruise boat in Austria. — 7 days ago
Bright berries, little pepper, slight tannins. — 6 days ago
I’m in love! — 17 days ago