2007 Urraca Familia Langley
Notes 90 min after opening.
Color: Purplish red with a bare hint of brown. The wine is opaque with some very fine sediment.
Him: fresh red currants and raspberry perhaps a hint of marinara sauce. A bit of stone and some vanilla or coffee. I sense some alcohol or other volatiles as well
Her: prosciutto, pear, dried fig and a little bit of coffee on the end. Perhaps some chocolate.
Him: There is a restaurant I know that serves a blueberry ketchup. This tastes like that. Bright tomato, hint of blueberry, some rice vinegar, a hint of apple cider vinegar that resolves into a hard apple cider finish.
Her: a rather strange combination of marinara sauce and raspberry chocolate. The nose is much more interesting and pleasing overall. Not a bad wine, but certainly not a sipping wine
Overall: This wine was not showing great without food. It doesn't seem to be flawed, nor does it have any glaring deficiencies... It just isn't that interesting or that good. This comes across as an experiment by a good winemaker rather than a well made wine.
2013: 71btl. Crusher Orange wine (8 Btl), Terra Bella Cab (4 Btl), Wellington Victory (4 btl), Winesmith Chard (12 Btl), Ardente Cab (12Btl), McClean Syrah (12 bot)' Arcadian Syrah (4 Btl), Mir-Hanna Cab (4 Btl), Toothstejnn (4 Btl), Coordinates CF (3btl), SakeOne (8 Btl)
Last purchase: 12/11/13
Longest SIWBM of year: 110 days
2012 - 98 btl. 2011- 112 btl. 2010 - 30 btl. Brigadier of Carolling 2