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: Cattail Creek 2007 Reserve Merlot

27 Oct 2016

(March 17, 2016) ... This was a big winner at the Ontario Wine Awards many moons ago and today, some 9 years from vintage date it's still a pretty pleasing wine, though definitely on the downward swing. Nose has subtle hints of blueberry, cassis and wood smoke, while the palate has developed more oaky and spicy character with the backing of smoked-blackberry, cassis, bittersweet chocolate and a mid-length coffee finish. I'd dive into the cellar and pull your remaining bottles and start drinking this one before the wood takes over and the fruit disappears.

Original review can be found here


Taste it Again: Coyote's Run 2009 Pinot Noir Brut Rose

26 Oct 2016

(March 15, 2016) ... While I admit we try to pull out a bottle of sparkling wine on most Friday's sometimes we just feel like mid-week bubbles and today we opened a bottle of Coyote's Run 2009 Pinot Noir Brut Rose ... this was not one of my wife's favourites even when it was young, but I seemed to have enjoyed it and brought a few bottles home when it was still available at the winery (see written review and video links below).  I'll fully admit this might be bottle varience, cause it really isn't that old to be this oxidative, but if you have some in your cellar it might be worth a re-taste just to make sure.  Yes there's an earthy note to this wine, and the aforementioned oxidative note, but the fruitiness I remember has been curbed by some sour raspberry and my wife seems to have come up with an interesting descriptor for the finish "a little on the motor oil side" - this will require further investigation but alas I have no more bottles to do it with - but that might be a good thing.

See the original review and video


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