quote:Originally posted by thelostverse:quote:Originally posted by Jorgerunfast:
Just read your notes.
I wonder if your bottle was off. I certainly expected a youn, high-alcohol, bruiser. However, the '05 Kayli I had was excellent and didn't over-power at all. That's actually what surprised me about it.
Could yours have seen some heat at some point?
This made me curious enough to check my notes. Although there were others at the dinner where xhoser opened this, there are notes from Allred, Vino Me and myself that all scored this 94-95 points. All seem to think the wine was structured and balanced and drinking beautifully. Perhaps bottle variation?
I don't think it was necessarily bottle variation. It didn't taste off in any way. The wine had loads of fruit and earth. Which struck me about this wine was how layered and full it was. Yes, it was a little hot but that's what I expect when having a bottle that is that high in ABV.
Next time I would want to try the 2005 Hundred Acre in a line up of bigger cabs instead of a 1998 Canon, 1986 Diamond Creek, and a 2008 Conn Valley Eloge (which reminded me of a big modern pinot in a way).
In the end all of the wines we tried last night at the Chicago Impromptu were great. Thanks for sharing!