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 : Trius 2013 Wild Ferment Chardonnay

25 Sep 2020

Trius 2013 WF Chard


(June 16, 2020) ... I just looked back at the review for this wine, dated March of 2016, and even back then I acknowledged I am not a Chardonnay fan but this wine was something special ... and not some 4 year later and 7 years from vintage date we still have a special wine on our hands. It starts off being buttery yet with great acidity and then it just piles it on from there: vanilla and baked peach with a creamy palate that goes right through to the finish where the acidity kicks back in and freshens up all that rich fruit and cream. It ends with a medium-long finish and the more it remains open the more a sweet praline seems to filter through onto the mid-palate. This one remains pretty close to five stars.  Rating: Drink up - or if you want hold a few more years, but not much more, this one is at its peak.

See the original 5-star review

Taste it Again : Trius 2014 Red

03 Jul 2020

Trius 2014 Red


(April 12, 2020) ... I'll be honest, this wine was probably exactly what I expected, especially considering the vintage of 2014, at the time of the wine coming out I gave it a four-star rating and sad "give it a couple of years and you will be pleasantly surprised" ... I gave it three. Was I right? Ummm ...

Not if you like fruit, because this wine was almost devoid of it: licorice, smoky, earthy, herbal and tobacco leaf, everything was very tertiary, sure their was great acidity backing it all up, but it was rather a disappointment. If you are a fan of the "Red" from Trius, don't be deterred, they are still great wines, but in a vintage like 2014 you just can't make silk from a sows ear.  Rating: Thumbs Down


See the original review here


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