Taste it Again / Lost & Found15 Jul 2021
- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(December 26, 2020) ... This has got to be some of the first wine under the 2027 label, not the first winemaker Kevin Panagapka has made, but under his own brand I believe this might be. Upon first crack-of-the-cap the wine seemed a little thin; but it does start to open ... slowly. First fruits to spear were some spiced-cranberries and red currants ... I decided at this point to put a little chill on the wine to liven it up ... Now it really popped. Vibrant red fruit, touch of sour cherry, spiced-cranberry, the acidity is totally on-point (pretty much what you'd expect from a year like 2009) and it helps to freshen the whole experience up ... there's also just a touch of tannins. This was a really good bottle of wine and it keeps getting better the more it opened and the more I sip. Is this at its peak? Not sure, but I wouldn't want it any other way so I'd crack it now and start enjoying.
Bottom Line: This one if a total gem.