Looks like I'll have to get some of that 2005 Briords. Hopefully there is some still around once shipping season resumes.
The 2004 Briords was opened at a small dinner party NJ and I attended last evening. It wasjust a delight to drink. Took about 30 minutes for it to get itself completely focused, but after that, the crisp acidity and minerality really blossomed. There were a number of nice wines at this gathering (Clape Cornas, Chappellet Cab, Archery Summit Pinot, SQN, etc), but the Pepiere Briords is the one I kept revisiting. The best part is this is available for under $15.
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