From the Minivertical tasting hosted by Grossie and his wife on Saturday in honor of Pyangs visit to the Windy City.
There was a consistent style running through all 4 of these wines. They all had a similar weedy underbrush flavor to them but it was not a negative at all.
1995- Old world style. Notes of currant and tart bing cherry. Firm tannins. This wine seemed to show signs of opening up. 91.
1996- Less fruity than the 1995 and not as open. Deli meat nose. Notes of lead pencil. 89-90.
1997- The lightest of the 4 wines in this group. Black fruit and licorice notes. Medium bodied. 88.
1999- Powerful and definitely the most tannic of the bunch. This wine grips your tongue and squeezes. Some cherry notes but most of the fruit is hidden. Very hard to score so I will give it a wide range. 88-92.
AC145895 but dreaming of AC000000