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Schloss Schonborn - Hattenheimer Nussbrunnen Riesling Auslese
Beautiful golden color, all golden delicious and honey in the nose. Tons of minerality, with some petrol character. Medium-bodied, not quite as rich as expected, with a long, rather dry finish. We will actively be consuming the few bottles we have left in the coming weeks.
D'Arenberg - Grenache Derelict Vineyard
Garnet rim reveals age. Savory red fruit aromas, with hint of eucalypt. Broad shouldered wine, full of brooding red fruit flavors and a touch of rhubarb. Long and deep, with plenty of tannin for the long haul. This wine was tasted in a flight with 2000 Bryant Cab and more than held its own, even better in some eyes. Well done, Chester. Exceptional!
Bryant Family - Cabernet Sauvignon
Decanted for 15 minutes, probably should've been longer. Garnet rim, CA cab in the nose and mouth: cassis and other black fruits, cedar tones, well-knit, with solid tannic structure on the lengthy finish. Drinking very well, but not a life-changer or anything. Should be safe to hold for another 2-3 years though.
Kumeu River - Chardonnay Coddington
Straw yellow color with good viscosity suggesting a generous wine. Tropical fruit dominant on the nose and palate, with more than enough focus to balance the long, satisfying finish. Sorry this was the last one!
Gode - Rosso di Montalcino
Crimson/garnet color with medium rim variation. Nose of crushed cherries and earth component, with hints of BBQ potato chip (really!). Bright red fruit in the mouth, with integrated wood structure and still quite firm tannins. Long and contemplative, a beautiful wine with a couple years still ahead of it.