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rdalehite 96

1982 Cos d'Estournel
Wonderful wine had at a pre-1990 Bordeaux dinner. Compared to Lynch Bages (same year and 1989) and Pevac (82 and 86) this wine was a winner. Lots of dust and earth to the nose this wine kept opening up hour after hour. Had with scallops, ham, and beef shoulder. Deep, rich, ruby to the eye, notes of floral grass and graphite on the taste. Long finish. Wonderful

(Tasted Feb 24, 2015)

rdalehite 88

2005 Au Grand Paris
Received as a gift 5 years ago, finally opening. I know this is not a great French wine but it actually is holding up well and I had a decent experience with it. Moderate nose of nice floral rose bouquet. While light on texture and overall flavors were lacking there was a evenness to this wine. Deep red cherries, graphite. Light/mild finish.

(Tasted Jan 21, 2015)

rdalehite 90

2007 Robert Craig - Affinity
A very solid offering from Robert Craig. I've had 1-2 of these before but different vintages and I remember them being 94 point wines. This 2007 didn't live up to the 2005 Affinity but it was a good dinner wine on a Wednesday. Nose was muted for at least 30 minutes but then opened up to a swirl of light textured graphite flavors. Some light chocolate on the nose as well. Mild finish and a mild round berry flavor. Need to drink more of these now.

(Tasted Jan 20, 2015)

rdalehite 93

2003 Edge Hill - Mixed Blacks Field Blend
This is still a huge wine that is humming. Opened for 2 hours and served with leg of lamb and roasted potatoes. This wine went up against a 2000 Chateau De Beaucastel and lost b/c it was too overpowering of a wine. Rich, dark to the eye. Lots and lots of blue and black fruit, deep chewy on the tongue and lots of asian flavors in this wine. A wonderful showing

(Tasted Dec 31, 2014)

rdalehite 97

2000 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape
NYE wine with friends at dinner. Leg of Lamb served with roasted potatoes. Wonderful, wonderful wine. Opened for 2 hours and decanted. Rich, earth and silky texture. Beautiful bouquet on the nose of earth and deep red fruit. Notes of spices, soy with strong structure an low acidity. So glad I have more.

(Tasted Dec 31, 2014)

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