@klezman Had my last bottle last weekend. Liked it much more than the bottles we had months ago when we first got them. I had previously intended to not get it again if it came back, but now not so sure.
@DanNC I do, but there are a few others that offer that same “vanilla bomb” quality for a lot less $. For example Red Schooner, Austin Hope, Grand Durif, Anniversario 62 Primitivo etc. And, I’ve still got a couple of the 40th anniversary Caymus 750’s and liters, which are so expensive now that I don’t want to drink them.
@klezman While this still has a drinking window of x-years, I would say you can start drinking it. The tannins are smooth and the fruit still fresh. Very enjoyable. Not particularly complex. I think there was something in Anthony’s notes, as well, where he says to drink this within about 5 years.
Excellent evening in Akron with @chipgreen (but sadly not his lovely bride). He brought a 2007 Expressions 44 Roserock Pinot Noir and a 2010 Charbonieres CdP (specific vineyard not in the memory banks).
Great food and even better company!
It was great to spend time with you. So glad that Akron was added to the itinerary!
The CdP was 2010 Domaine de la Charbonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale Les Hautes Brusquières. Not a WTSO or LB purchase as I suspected but a retail buy from HDHwine.com auction house in Chicago. They had some good deals back in the day…
Not familiar with them, but you may have noticed that I live Pinot! I don’t recall seeing them here… Maybe we should sic @winedavid49 on them. It’s cooling off and I might be prone to more ordering these days.