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 : Chateau des Charmes 2007 Equuleus

27 Dec 2018

Chateau des Charmes 2007 Equuleus


(May 14, 2017) ... This wine starts off quite lovely with aromas of spiced plum, black cherry and roasted coffee; the palate takes that and turns it into spicy-plum and black cherry, but then air does its evil job on old wines and within about two hours all that lovely spiced fruit has become overly woodsy and spicy with the fruit barely a memory. Sigh.

read the original review here


Taste it Again: Array of Chardonnay 2010-2013

27 Dec 2018

(July 30, 2017) ... I have no doubt, as I am writing this, that when we have our Chardonnay-loving friend Sue over, and she and my wife get onto their Chardonnay-kick and those wines flow I am just there to document it:

Coyote's Run 2010 Red Paw Chardonnay ... Pineapple, vanilla, golden delicious, pear, almond praline ... Great acid backing and hints of caramel green-apple. Stunning at 7 years of age. (NB: a year and a half later this wine is not as good - note to come). see original review here

16 Mile 2011 Civility Chardonnay ... Another winner, and one year younger: plenty of apricot, peach, and even some caramel and smoked-apple, which sounds odd but really adds an extra layer to the wine. see original review here

Cave Spring 2012 Dolomite Chardonnay ... Stepping up another year and the fruit becomes more vibrant with notes of peach, delicious apple, and sweet vanilla-caramel; this one is rich and full bodied in the mouth with an almost creamy-like texture - if it was the for the great acidity still backing it up this would be a California nightmare. see original review here

Lailey 2013 CuriosiThree Old Vines Chardonnay ... The curiosity line was always something fun and this old vines version has a ton of apple juice orientation on both the nose and palate ... It didn't developed much else but I have a feeling it's just in a funny phase.  no original review 

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