Archive for March 19th, 2016

March 19, 2016

Serendipity Winery Devil’s Advocate, 2010

Serendipity Winery Devil’s Advocate, 2010Five medals under its belt. Loved all round. To which I can only say I’ve never seen an episode of CSI. Any of them. Or for that matter Game of Thrones. And I tried, I really tried with Homeland, but the whole neurosis of it all was too gloomy verging on pastiche. Boardwalk Empire? Yawn. So maybe I’m not cut out to see what’s so impressive in this obviously much lauded red; I found it very mixed up without direction, layers of flavour but no cohesion. But my partner found it similarly disappointing. With at least 50ml left to go it sat on the counter for over a week until someone (behind my back!) poured it down the drain.

 

Price: Close to $30.

 

Market Liquidity: When the symphony tunes up all the instruments are hitting the right note, but they aren’t playing a melody.

March 19, 2016

Sandhill Small Lots Barbera, 2011

Sandhill Small Lots Barbera, 2011We went from going ga-ga over this, see our review of the 2012 here, to being so-so on the 2009, to being pretty complacent on the 2011. Much too tannic and coarse and really not worth the price tag. A glimmer of the good old days.

 

Price: $30 plus taxes at Swirl (RIP).

 

Market Liquidity: Three strikes and yer out.