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Has anyone had this vintage? I've had two bottles and LOVE the way it's drinking now. Tons of cherry, vanilla, really juicy and I didn't pair it with food other than some cheese (suggestions for similar wines like this at the same or lower price-point would be really appreciated).

I'm wondering how this will cellar. I purchased 3 additional bottles and I'm thinking of getting a few more to lay down. Any thoughts on how this will age? Do you think it'll lose some fruit and become a bit more mineral-y?

On a side note, It seems the '09 could be the year this wine really changes. The old winemaker is gone and it seems there is an entirely new staff in charge of wine making since the winery purchase(?)

I've been out of the business for about 6 years and haven't kept up with recent vintages as much as I would hope to, sorry if this has been covered already.
 
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The older vintages were great. The newer ones seemed a bit watered down (probably the Fiji water) I just had to say that Big Grin


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I haven't had the 2009 vintage yet but my folks did on a recent trip to Palm Springs. They had nothing but good things to say about it. So much so that they were trying to find bottles of it locally once they came back home.
 
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I haven't had the 2009 vintage yet but my folks did on a recent trip to Palm Springs. They had nothing but good things to say about it. So much so that they were trying to find bottles of it locally once they came back home.


It's coming to Vintages in the March 2nd release, albeit at $78.95. BTW, we enjoyed the '05 last weekend.

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Too much other wines at that price point for me.
 
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The '09 Isosceles is a solid wine, and a good buy < $60, which is retail in my area. At $78.95, I'm not so sure...

BTW, if you can source the '03 or '07, both are fantastic.
 
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Yeah, that price seems high. You used to be able to get the Reserve for that amount.


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Ah.......the days when I bought a case of the 1997 for $27/ea. I hear the '09 is the best in a long time. I will have to call my supplier and see if they have any.

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