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: Calamus 2007 Meritage

05 Jan 2017

(May 16, 2016) ... This really is the tale of two wines, the one you get on the nose and the one you get on the palate.  Kicking things off there's a nice dark and red fruit nose that shows barely any sign of its 9 years of age.  Palate is not so lucky (at first), it started off a little thin, but as time passed it seemed to develop some weight and rounded itself off ... A little earthy but it has a real spicy quality and then the fruit finally comes online.  Now that they have established themselves the fruit comes across dark and smoky, and the tannins are smooth and silky, it's a wine you'll wanna drink within the next year, maybe two, because I don't think it's getting any better.

To see the original review click here


Taste it Again: Rosewood & Thirty Reds

03 Jan 2017

(May 14, 2016) ... We started the night with a Rosewood 2007 Merlot Reserve; the nose is cassis and dried cherry oriented, but while the nose in inviting the palate is gritty to the finish with harsh tannins and cedary notes ... So I decided to aerate it. Yes it smoothed out a touch but it still remained harsh in the mouth; yes there's still an enjoyment factor to this wine, but it's not as good as it could or should have been.

Next up was a bottle of Thirty Bench 2007 Red, this wine still shows brilliant red and black fruit, gentle spice, good acidity, along with notes of cassis, black cherry, white pepper and raspberry.  There's also still a freshness here that the Rosewood '07 lacked in a big way - this previous 5 star wine is still highly enjoyable and still has some time ahead of it.

To see the original reviews click on the winery name below:
Rosewood ... Thirty Bench


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