Taste it Again / Lost & Found

On occasion, I’ll take a wine I like and put it away in a “special box” for a few years to see how it will age … below you will read happened to those wines. On the other hand, there are wines that get “lost” in my wine cellar with nary a review ever written - some have turned into golden Treasures, others supreme Trash and then there are those that fall somewhere in-between (Tolerable). We’ll look at those here too. (New wines are being added all the time so keep coming back):

Taste it Again: Coyote's Run 2009 Red Paw Pinot Noir

10 Dec 2016

(April 28, 2010) ... I was invited out to lunch with a friend who told me that if I brought the wine he would pay for my lunch - sounded like a good deal to me. Knowing he was paying I felt obligated to bring something he might enjoy, and knowing him to be a great fan of Pinot Noir I thought this blast from Coyote's Run's past might be inspiring. To me, Red Paw Pinots have always been the more feminine of the Coyote Pinot-clan and are usually approachable early in their life cycle, so I too was intrigued by how seven years would affect it. Right from the get go the wine had a Chanel No 5 aspect to it, with lots of foral/violet notes along with hints of cranberry - we both decided it was quite pretty. Palate was not as enthralling, the fruit has dropped out and the wine seemed rather thin but with good acidity and some violet to the finish. Time to drink up.

To see the original review click here.


Taste it Again: Pillitteri 2007 Cabernet Franc

09 Dec 2016

(April 27, 2016) ... Pillitteri has always prided itself on Cabernet Franc (and in truth they've done a great job in the past), 2007 was a great vintage so this '07 came to the table with great pedigree and high hopes on my part. It started off real smoky and cedary with some herbal and tobacco notes backing it up. On the palate those aromas became flavours and added vanilla, dried blackberry and spice into the mix. I have to admit I was not thrilled nor disappointed, it was a well aged Franc with notes of what I expected, though it did lean a little to heavy on the old and woodsy side.


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