OW Holmes wrote:This is sweet blackberry, currant, earth and herbs which changed in emphasis for two hours. Right now it is showing a bit of barnyard too. Ultra pure and wonderful mouthfeel, and full of tannins but wonderful tannins that are fully integrated, sweet, and make you want to chew the finish, but don't because you fear you'll find blackberry seeds between teeth and gum.
OW Holmes wrote:I wish I hadn't committed to Bois de Boursan at NiagaraCOOL, or I'd bring this. Wonderful stuff, consumed with picnic fare - ground sirloin hamburgers done on the grill, and grilled asparagus and onions. Oh well, what the H. Bring em both.
Howie Hart wrote:OW Holmes wrote:I wish I hadn't committed to Bois de Boursan at NiagaraCOOL, or I'd bring this. Wonderful stuff, consumed with picnic fare - ground sirloin hamburgers done on the grill, and grilled asparagus and onions. Oh well, what the H. Bring em both.
I'm not doing burgers, but we'll have "Beef on Weck", Italian sausage, ribs, BBQ chicken and perhaps I could manage some grilled asparagus.
OW Holmes wrote:I buy a few bottles of this every year, or did until I ran into the 2000 vintage which seemed to have taken a major shift to a softer and more modern and less italian style.
Dale Williams wrote:Thanks OW. Have one left tucked away, time to put it in drinking queue it sounds.
OW Holmes wrote: Brian Ulbrich, the winemaker from Peninsula Cellars in No. Michigan, was there with his recent fabulous success, the 2002 semi-dry riesling. That bottle was at this tasting, as was his newest effort for his own label, a Left Foot Charley dry riesling. These were two of the three bottles (of over 20 rieslings) that were totally consumed. We didn't tally the scores, but that should say something. And the 02 got better as it warmed up. Really nice juice.
See you at MoCOOL!!!!
Tom N. wrote:
I am the real riesling lover in the family and your tasting sounds really good to me. Wish I could have been there. I am looking forward to seeing you at MoCool
OW Holmes wrote:OK, No 1. I have an idea. I will bring a bottle of the Left Foot Charley to MoCOOL, just for you. And for me.
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