Still an amazing QPR wine for me that echos the quality up the line from Russell. Deep glass-staining purple with juicy blue and red fruit, very well balanced with peppery spice and some cedar/graphite notes. Long finish, and a wine I anticipate buying long into the future. — 8 months 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 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. — 14 days ago
20e karitsanpotkaviini — 13 days ago
The perfect winter wine on a cold, chilly night. The fruit is amazing, long lip-smacking aftertaste. — 3 months ago