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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.
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.
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
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.