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2013 Pearl Morissette Estate Winery Riesling Cuvée Black Ball

2008 Clos del Rey Côtes du Roussillon Villages Le Clos

2005 Pio Cesare Barolo

I'm a big fan of dry riesling (curse you, shavez!) but that Black Ball is over the top. Bracing, puckering, searing - call it whatever you want - the acidity was so distracting it completely dominated the quality juice hiding underneath. Will it integrate with time in bottle?  Does acidity even do that? Who knows; I have two left so I guess we'll see. 

The Clos del Rey was gorgeous as always - love that old vines carignan.  I wasn't sure how far along the Pio would be, but not to worry - it was hugely tannic on opening and took three hours in decanter to settle down. 

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