Thursday, February 25, 2010
Two That Just Missed
Another wine popular with the group was the 2003 Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyard from Napa Valley. This was the second oldest wine in the tasting, being edged out by six months by the Ulithorne. The wine is made by Veraison Winery. Very fruit forward and full flavored wine showing dark cherry fruit and fully ripe plums. Highly extracted flavors. The acid was a little low and there was a touch of heat and a little sweetness on the finish. The wine was 15.4% alcohol.
These two wines were actually quite similar in their extraction and flavor profiles. I preferred the Yangarra because there was less alcohol and more acid.
Two wines to go and they were the two least liked wines of the tasting.