Wednesday, September 20, 2006

TN: 2003 Henschke Johann's Garden Grenache

This is the best Grenache blended wine I have ever had. Period.I usually avoid this blend, but was wowed with this bottling. Dark concentrated crimson color. Amazing floral elements on the nose, slight chocolate as well. The palate opened to reveal a wonderful 'tight rope trick' of smooth cherry fruit, with an amazing level of tannins. This went on and on. I can't find the correct words for this, and that must be a good thing. Sublime elegance.

The tables WOTN.95/100

TN: 2002 Etude Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

This is one amazing wine. deep dark almost opaque color. The nose showed wonderful dark currant, cassis, slight cedar, and tobacco. On the palate there was a wonderful seemless flow of currants, plum, and cassis, The tannis were fully resolved. This had a 30 second finish that finished with a murmur of 'wow' .This has a breeding and classiness that one would expect from a Soter wine. I love it. Did I tell you that this is one amazing wine?