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):

Lost & Found: Inniskillin 2002 Cabernet Franc Reserve

14 Dec 2016

Our Wine & Cheese Spread

(May 4, 2016) ... I have Ontario wine royalty in the house, Donald Ziraldo has stopped by to be part of the very first Two Guys Talking Wine legacy podcast ... during the Podcast recording I thought it fun to pull out my oldest (non-icewine) bottle of Inniskillin wine (the winery Donald helped to found) ... Throughout the recording we made comment about the wine and by the end we had my podcast partner, Andre Proulx, wishing he'd come down to Niagara for the recording session instead of staying in Toronto. The conversation lasted a little shy of 2 hours, of which we used an hour in the podcast so Donald and I had plenty of time to experience this wine's opening:

Starts off with cassis, cigar box, touch of cedar, dried raspberry ... Ends smooth and lush with silky tannins, fresh lively fruit, it had a real elegance about it but still with notes of cedar and cigar smoke permeating. Surprising to both of us this wine was still lively, vibrant and full of life ... Which best describes Donald Ziraldo to a tee, so I'm glad we got to share it - sorry Andre.

You can listen to the Podcast here


Taste it Again: Coyote's Run 2009 Red Paw Pinot Noir

10 Dec 2016

(April 28, 2010) ... I was invited out to lunch with a friend who told me that if I brought the wine he would pay for my lunch - sounded like a good deal to me. Knowing he was paying I felt obligated to bring something he might enjoy, and knowing him to be a great fan of Pinot Noir I thought this blast from Coyote's Run's past might be inspiring. To me, Red Paw Pinots have always been the more feminine of the Coyote Pinot-clan and are usually approachable early in their life cycle, so I too was intrigued by how seven years would affect it. Right from the get go the wine had a Chanel No 5 aspect to it, with lots of foral/violet notes along with hints of cranberry - we both decided it was quite pretty. Palate was not as enthralling, the fruit has dropped out and the wine seemed rather thin but with good acidity and some violet to the finish. Time to drink up.

To see the original review click here.


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