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true559 wrote:I hear crickets.
That was me. I can make a cricket sound by way of whistle.
And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
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This is some pricey juice. Anyone know anything about it to justify the cost?
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OK, very late lab rat report (not my fault!). I got this after the sale closed, but I still need to fulfill my labrat obligation.
Color: dark but semi-translucent garnet, similar to a Cali pinot.
Initial nose of vegital funk, some might say compost, with a touch of dirty strawberry and leather. Not my favorite part. It mellowed a lot on day 2.
Medium bodied, with dried cranberries, cherries, white pepper, dusty tannins, grilled asparagus, powdered tea, a touch of heat, and a slightly sweet medium length finish. Again, it was better on day 2.
To be more specific, I opened it late in the evening, sniffed it and poured one glass. It did not make a favorable first impression. I then vacu-vined it and set it on the counter. The next night the off-smells were gone and the wine as a whole was better integrated and more enjoyable.
Cab Franc is known for its funk and green-ness, and if that's what you like, drink it when you open it. If you like a more agreeable (if less challenging) wine, you'll drink most of it long after its been opened. Overall I'd give it a "thumbs up" - it's interesting and in the end it was pretty good too.
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