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Red Rooster - Cabernet/Merlot
Decanted with a bit of sediment. Still fruit forward and jammy. A bit disappointing, really. Lacked the quality that I'd hoped for.
CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
Decanted for about 2 hours. This was a dark wine, with a nose of fruit, cherry and leather. The taste was pleasant if not complex with leather and fruit and tobacco. Finish was a little short. Overall, a bit disappointing given its pedigree. Best wine of the night though, consumed at my Promotion party. Drink now.
SCEA Vignobles Kopp Château Tour Salvet
Appearance; Inky black, opaque. Nose; leather, damp; tar, tobacco, horse blanket. Taste; leather, earth, leaves, rhubarb. Finish; super dry tannins, bitter. Overall; disappointed, seems under-ripe, very austere. Tannins are like chewing on grape stems. I will wait at least a couple more years before I try additional bottles as more bottle age may soften these dry tannins and compliment what little fruit there is.
Francis Ford Coppola - Claret Diamond Collection Black Label (1910 Type)
Complex and smooth. Not over extracted. Still California, but euopean style. Enjoyable.
Tolaini - Al Passo
Tasted at the Willow Park 90+ festival. An awsome wine! 92pts Wine Spectator? And a Super Tuscan with 85% Sangiovese 15% Merlot.