Friday, 28 March 2014

What we're drinking now - Walla Walla & Rhone Reds

Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot 2007 - Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Washington State

This wine is fantastically expressive, featuring milk chocolate and black fruit on the nose.  More of the same on the palate, with black plum, raisins, cassis, and chalky minerals.  Super long and extracted, with some briar tension.  Drink now through 2030.  94 Points.


Famille Perrin Rasteau L'Andeol 2010, Rhone, France

The 2010 lineup for the Perrin Family continues to impress.  The Rasteau l'Andeol is redolent of red briar, black cherry, fig sauce, mineral, and a hint of pepper.  Complex, long, and incredibly approachable.  91 Points. 


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