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 : 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.



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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