Steven B wrote:Thanks David.
I only paid $21 a bottle so I guess I shouldn't complain. Can you clarify what you mean by "blue notes"?
Adam M wrote:Steve - not sure which vintage you were connecting with Rogov's window, but in many cases I've found his windows to be optimistic at best.
Adam M wrote:Gabriel - with regard to your experience with accuracy of drinking windows, I'd love to hear some examples of where you've been impressed that a particular wine was spot on. I will in turn, provide some counter examples.
Gabriel Geller wrote:Adam M wrote:Gabriel - with regard to your experience with accuracy of drinking windows, I'd love to hear some examples of where you've been impressed that a particular wine was spot on. I will in turn, provide some counter examples.
Adam, I will provide 5 recent examples, 4 of which were wines that were past their drinking window in Rogov's book but were still drinking perfectly and one that was still far from it and yet was a bit past its peak:
Binyamina Zinfandel Reserve 2007: Until 2011 according to Rogov. Had it 2 weeks ago. Was great, at its peak but not past it.
Ella Valley Muscat 2006: Until 2011. Had it about a month ago with Dave Raccah, he can testify that the wine is not going anywhere anytime soon. Really nice and surprisingly rich and complex.
Tishbi Estate Merlot 2005: Until 2010. Had several bottles in 2012 that were all in perfect drinking conditions though at their peak.
GHW, Yarden Blanc de Blancs 1998: Until 2007. Had it in March 2012 and was drinking beautifully.
Binyamina, Avnei Hachoshen Diamond 2007: Until 2016. Was a bit past its peak, drinking fine yet but not for further cellaring.
I have also been disappointed in the lasting power of the 06 Recanati Special Reserve. The last two bottles that I have had over the last few months have showed signed of bitterness.
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