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 : Peninsula Ridge 2012 Vintner's Private Reserve Merlot

27 Aug 2019

Pen Ridge 2012 Merlot


(August 8, 2019) ... 2012 seems a longer way off than just 7 years ago, my initial post of this wine on Facebook and instagram indicated the wine was 17 years old (I quickly amended this but was still caught out by two readers) - the wine would have been great for a 17 year old wine, but is still a delight at 7 ... Smoky, mocha, licorice, dried-raspberry, smoked-cherry and an elegant spice comes up right off the top, dig a little deeper and there are hints of oak-char that begin to develop on the long finish. Within an hour the wine has "opened up real nice-like" adding more layers of spice, dark fruit, and bittersweet cocoa ... all with an oak underlay. Pretty impressive - whoever said Merlot was boring and stopped drinking it is missing out on beauties like this.

See the oringial review here


Taste it Again : Rosehall Run 2013 Chardonnay, JCR Rosehall Vineyard

02 Jul 2019

Rosehall Run 2013 Chardonnay, JCR


(May 9, 2019) ... Still not a Chardonnay buff no matter how many videos I make and wines I taste, but this one had the ability to change me back in 2016 when I originally tried it, and now some 3 years later, and 6 years from vintage, it is swaying my opinions again. This 2013 JCR is at its peak with buttery-peach and apple, hints of vanilla and delicate spices; the acidity is totally on point and proved to be a true afternoon (early evening) delight for us.  But what really put me over the edge is that creamy middle that elevates this wine then the acidity that brings everything back down to earth - this Ontario, Prince Edward County, Chardonnay took us on a ride for the senses.

(see original review here)


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