quote:Originally posted by smartlysauced:
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).
That's probably a good point. When we tasted the 2005 Hundred Acre, we were drinking it alongside a 2005 Araujo Eisele Vineyard.