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: 2 Chards Different Results

11 Feb 2017

(September 19, 2016) ... A Sparkling wine Friday starts off with a bottle of Two Sisters Lush (read review here), a beauty of a rose bubble that whet out appetite for more wine, and whites at that, so to the wine fridge I went to grab out a bottle of Southbrook 2010 Whimsy Lot 20 Chardonnay ... this was a beauty and one of those Chardonnays I was completely enthralled with at the time of its release (to the tune of 4 1/2 stars) - sadly this particular bottle was a disaster with aromas of diaper pail, rancid garbage and oxidization; it was deep yellow in colour and trying to give it time just expanded the unappealing and atrocious flavours turning things into canned corn complete with tin; you just know I had to taste it and so ... I won't go on with what I found, but the finish was long lingering and awful - couldn't get the taste out of my mouth, nor the smell out of my nose ... was it just this bottle or had the wine gone completely bad, I'll never know because I do not have another bottle to compare it to - if you have one try it and please let me know.

Moving on to a wine that I was sure would prove more interesting and drinkable I opened a more recent KEW Vineyard 2013 Old Vines Chardonnay, and yes it was a much better experience:  pineapple, melon rind, lemon peel, hint of bitter melon, with some vanilla-hazelnut on the finish. Much better.

Read original reviews by clicking the winery name below:
Southbrook ... KEW Vineyards


Taste it Again: Coyote's Run 2009 Pinot Noir, Black Paw Vineyard

07 Feb 2017


(Sept. 2, 2016) ... I like coming back to these Coyote's Run wines because I was such a fan when they were young - it really was hard for me to let them go this long, but I'm glad I did:  earthy, beet root, cranberry, smoky, touch of black cherry, while dried fruit takes over the longer it's open.  What was also quite nice about this wine was the acidity, which was fully intact and there was a nice length to the finish.

To see the original review click here.


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