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 : Flat Rock 2009 Pinot Noir

18 Sep 2020

Flat Rock 2009 Pinot Noir


(June 7, 2020) ... This was a four-star wine that was reviewed at a time when I was podcasting a review a week (these days I video those reviews) - sadly my words are lost into the ether of the internet, as I did not keep up with my LibSyn subscription and they have been removed and purged; but the score is there if you care to go look.

As for the wine now, poured into the glass the wine had a swampy look (and that was not just me saying that, I had witnesses), but the wine itself (nose and palate-wise) was in pretty good condition showing little to no age: earthy, beet root and cranberry aromas, while the palate continued where the nose left off, earthy, sour cherry, gentle spice and a shake of white pepper. This wine is surprisingly in really good condition and I will contribute that to not only the vintage (which was a good Pinot vintage) but also the screwcap closure. 

Rating: Thumbs Up - drink now or even hold a few more years.



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