I found this bottle stashed away in one of my chillers. I had thought I had finished off the last of this a while ago. This wine is still drinking great even at 15 years. A testament to this producer! So a happy night enjoying this wine. I have reviewed before so I will not bore you again. #clifflede #napavalley #stagsleapdistrict #claret #redblend — 2 years ago
Tucked at the base of Napa's Stag's Leap range, White Rock Vineyards feels suspended in time. The land is rugged with white volcanic soil, the winery niches filled with bottles for cave-aging, and the wines #oldworld in approach and style. With dark, juicy fruit balanced by #savory spices and a strong mineral core, this #Claret effortlessly straddles seriousness and gulpability. — 5 years ago
A gift from a friend, decided to open this one tonight. An Argentinian "Claret", this is a Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon blend (40/30/30). This Mendoza red blend comes from an area first planted back in 1895 and has grown so much in scope that over 150 families of workers tend the massive vineyard acreage. The vine of choice for this region is Malbec - a frost sensitive vine that produces a thin skinned fruit that yields an inky purple, high tannin juice, often used in blending. ~$24 | #mendoza #claret #southamerica
On the eyes: Deep, dull, opaque, purple-red, med+ stain, med+ tears, no gas/floc.
On the nose: Black cherry, cocoa nibs, cola, mushroom, and hints of licorice and spice. Med+ alcohol.
On the tongue: Med+ tannin, med acid, med+ alcohol, full body. Black currents, cherries, and mulberries, rounded with earthiness and oak. This one could stand another year in the bottle. — 4 years ago
Last night's wine.
Like someone burned the cookies. It was thick and chewy on my tongue like spiced Mexican champurrado with a little pepper burn on the back of my throat. Unripe cherries and lemongrass (yellow green) and something resembling licorice but not.
#Wine #redWine #coppola #2013BlackLabel #claret — 5 years ago
2003 Edenvale Claret, Rogue Valley, Oregon. Excellent traditional Bordeaux blend; 67% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. Ripe dried cherry, fig, graphite, forest floor, leather, baking spice, vanilla, almond, soft & silky. 14.9 ABV but not apparent. #wine #sommelier #oregon #claret — 5 years ago
Well when a colleague turns 50; drink his age; it came down to #claret or better put a resilient wine; #prieurelichine #1966 #bordeaux #margaux #4eme ; great backbone of #cabernet ; oak still sweet; interesting sweet and ashen oak aromas; fruit still juicy. — 4 years ago