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Chimney Rock

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish brick rim.

Great nose of blueberries, black plums, currants, tobacco, spices, balsamic, vinaigrette, cola, cedar, licorice coffee, cinnamon, light alcohol and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with black currants, sweet cherries, blueberries, dried fruits, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, vinaigrette, tobacco, herbs, coffee, cola, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District in Napa Valley. Well balanced with great complexity and a gentle mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (1 hour).

Thank you Michael for sharing this with me.

This 15 year old, still has 10 years in it, but so delicious now. Spicy and tasty. Rich and smooth.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$100 (current vintage).
— 17 days ago

Scott, Dick and 11 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

Unfiltered Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

For #AgedWineTuesday here is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

Dark ruby in color with a brick/ orange rim.

Great nose of blackberries, blueberries, light vanilla, oak, vegetables, herbs, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Very smooth.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, vegetables, cedar, leather, earth, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and vinaigrette.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

What a great surprise this is. This 28 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley is drinking very nicely now. Well balanced with a great mouthfeel, smooth and elegant.

It was served blind, and after 90 minutes in a decanter it felt like a Left Bank Bordeaux, but I wanted to see what it does with some more air time before I make the call. After 3 hours in the decanter, my call was Napa Cabernet 1995. Pretty happy with my call. So nice to see the progress with these kind of special wines.

After 5 hours of airtime, big grippy tannins come out. This has still many years in it. Showing great complexity at this point. Just gorgeous and delicious.

Thank you sonny for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 35% of the fruit comes from the To Kalon Vineyard. Unfined and unfiltered.

94 points.
— a month ago

Shay, Matt and 29 others liked this
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Château Léoville-Las Cases

Le Petit Lion de Marquis de Las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Time for #AgedWineTuesday. Here is a nice one from Saint Julien.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, red cherries, blueberries, sweet raspberries, oak, licorice, spices, cloves and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, black cherries, raspberries, wood, light vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, earth, leather, dark chocolates, tobacco and spices.

Medium plus on the finish with tangy raspberries and soft tannins.

This is a nice Left Bank red, the Second Wine from this château. Showing mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Tangy and fruity. Good by itself and better with food.

This 10 year old from the great 2010 vintage is starting to drink nicely now, but needs 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature property and balance itself out.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points. Thank you Wendy for sharing.

I paired it with roast beef and mashed potatoes.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$90.
— 24 days ago

Matt, Alex and 36 others liked this

Helena View Winery

Chateau Classic Red Wine 2007

Time for some aged wine on this #AgedWineTuesday.

This is a nice surprise. This is a very enjoyable 13 year old Napa blend that is still drinking nicely.

Showing over ripen black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, light vegetables and green olives.

Nice finish with spices and fine grained tannins.

Good right out of the bottle and didn't change much with air. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

88 points.
— a month ago

Alex, Chris and 15 others liked this

Trevor Jones

Boots Grenache 2002

Here is a nicely aged Australian Grenache for #AgedWineTuesday.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Great nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, citrus, cedar, leather, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, light vegetables, earth, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, dark coffee, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a great surprise. I did not see that coming. This Australian Grenache tastes like an aged Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Great Complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

This 18 year old is soft, smooth and elegant. Tasty and interesting.

I paired it with lamb chops and heavy appetizers.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 3 months ago

Martijn, Eric and 15 others liked this

Arraigo Benegas

Old Vines Mendoza Blend 2010

#AgedWineTuesday

it's been 7 weeks in self quarantine, so we decided that enough is enough, and we're going to meet by the lake, and have some wine and cheeses (6 ft from each other of course).

This is a gorgeous 10 year old Bordeaux blend from Argentina. Earthy, with lots of fruits to balance it out.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices chocolates, tobacco, coke, vegetables, bell pepper, earth, wet leaves, herbs and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This 10 year old is showing great complexity and mouthfeel at this point. Probably at its peak.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show more complexity and structure. Started to decline after 4 hours, but there was not much left.

Thanks for sharing, Wendy.

This Old Vine Cuvee is much different than their regular blend, the complexity (and price) reflect that. A Delicious wine.

A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months. Vines were planted at the beginning of the last century.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$50.
— a month ago

Alex, Robert and 14 others liked this

Haras de Pirque

Character Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère 2008

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark inky in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, vegetables, cloves, herbs, bell pepper, peppercorn, spices, dark chocolates and cola.

Full bodied, bold and extracted, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, oak, licorice, spices, vegetables, bitter herbs, graphite, chocolates, earth and pencil lead.

Medium minus on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 12 year old Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon blend is very enjoyable. Drinking very nicely now with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Right out of the bottle, it is a very earthy with lots of green vegetable notes, smells like a garden. Once it opens up, it is so much better.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and remove much of the vegetable notes.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with 3 different Brie cheeses. Big and bold, rich and extracted.

A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 2 months ago

Kirk, P and 17 others liked this

Benziger Family Winery

Glen Ellen Imagery Series Syrah 1990

It's #AgedWineTuesday today. Here is a delicious one from California.

This 20 year old has a gorgeous nose.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with black fruits, cedar, vanilla, licorice, earth, green olives, spices, peppercorn, leather, tobacco and green vegetables.

Nice finish with spices and tangy raspberries.

What a great nose on this Syrah. Reminds me of a Napa Syrah.

Fruits are on the decline, by now, but it is still interesting and enjoyable by itself. Good with food too.

What a score.

I paired it with short ribs with truffled mushrooms.

12.4% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 3 months ago

Clive, Dr. and 15 others liked this