Hoke wrote:Shame, Shaji, but if you put together the artificial cork and the fact that Marsanne tends to oxidize fairly easily, and you've got the trouble of which you experienced. Also, I think the McDowell is intended to be quick consumption.
Still and all----you did learn something, right?
James Roscoe wrote:Too bad! Under a screw top closure you might have had something interesting.
Shaji M wrote:Mucking around yesterday to find something to accompany some fish tacos, I spied upon this bottle. McDowell Vienyards is in Mendocino County and I bought this 100% Marsanne out of sheer curiosity because I have always thought of it being a blending wine rather than something that can stand alone. The purchase was several years ago and my initial thought was that it was over the hill. So, what the heck. We opened it. It was stopped with synthetic cork and briefly I hoped that the wine may have withstood the ravages of time. The initial nose was one of of almonds and a shadow of a whisper of citrus and then..the smell of oxidized wine. Slightly crestfallen, I took the first sip...Blech!! Had to go back and look for something more suitable and youthful. While this is not an adequate tasting note, at least it can serve as a warning!
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