We received our annual case from the vineyard and thought we should “finish up” last year’s remnants to avoid any confusion (!).
Of two bottles in a mixed case we had the first last December. Our review, here, was of a take it or leave it nature, unimpressed and let down. So, on first sip of this second bottle, nearly a year later, much of the same, nonplussed. Pretty ho-hum.
But, sip after sip, this wine popped. Big time. I was resentful on the last half glass, resentful the bottle was empty I mean. And, I was pissed off at our December post last year; we drank it too soon.
Woodsy and herbaceous, some spicy cinnamon, juicy gobs of cherry, time and air bringing to life a really evocative PN. The filbert finish a touching denouement on a classic Okanagan PN. Not a whiff of the coconut we made note of on the previous bottle. Time and air, Hugh Johnson has waxed poetic on how time and air can alter wine. Amazing.
Price: $35 from the vineyard in 2019.
Market Liquidity: A series of fortunate