Just needed time, both in storage and decant. Better on the 2nd day
Some historical stuff I found online,
The Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme property has been making wine since the French Revolution and has existed since the mid 1600's. Now in the hands of the Nony family, who is related to the Borie family of multi-chateau fame, the estate is in excellent hands.
The vines average about thirty years of age and are located in the southwest corner of Saint Julien. The grapes are fermented in cement vats where they also undergo malolactic fermentation. From there they're aged in one third new French oak for one year before bottling. — 5 days ago
Needs a 4 hour decant & a juicy Steak 🥩
Acclaimed wineries Dalla Valle Vineyards of Napa Valley and Ornellaia of Tuscany have partnered to create DVO, a red wine based on Cabernet Sauvignon with a small addition of Cabernet Franc and draws on each estate’s passion for precision, expressiveness, and uncompromising quality. The inaugural vintage of this limited bottling, DVO 2018, — 14 days ago
Must buy & age
Parker 96 review
Cofermented with 2% Viognier, the Syrah-dominated 2013 La Sangre de Jonata is another terrific 2013 from winemaker Matt Dees that checks in near the top of the vintage. Full-bodied, concentrated and with bright acidity, it reveals classic notes of black fruits, pepper, violets, spring flowers and tons of minerality. It will be better in another 2-3 years and keep for decade or more after that. — 6 days ago
Definitely not a California Syrah, light in color unlike my favorite Albans but such a great nose & lingering taste. SJR is the way to go
Jeb 97, I can’t disagree🤷🏼♂️
His thoughts as follows
Their 2016 Syrah SJR Vineyard is a beautiful, classic wine from this estate as well as the finest wine I’ve tasted from them. A blend of 91.6% Syrah and 8.4 Viognier that spent 14 months in 60% new French oak,
— 2 days ago
Needed to try one early, opened on Monday, poured a glass then immediately recorked the bottle. Decanted 4 hours the following day, obviously still 20 years too early, no amount of air makes up for bottle age.
Spectator # 1 for the year plus a couple professionals gave it 💯 points.
Nice to see Delectable is as unreliable now as it was 5 years ago, hence the reason never to pay for this app. — 11 days ago