This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

January 25, 2003

1996 Montelena + 1982 Beausejour Duffau

Dinner at La Boheme.

1996 Montelena - old reliable.  Sweet nose and firm tannins.  Full-bodied.  Very enjoyable.

1982 Beauséjour-Duffau - this was flat, maybe because I decanted at home too early.  Not enjoyable so we didn't finish the bottle.  Acidic without much fruit.

January 18, 2003

1986 Lynch-Bages

1986 Lynch-Bages - drank over dinner at Morton's.  Honestly I was fairly disappointed.  Not enough fruit in the nose.  Only a bit of it, dominated by grass and straw notes, plus a bit of earthy tones.  Rounded and smooth tannins, but a little too flat.

January 17, 2003

1998 SQN E-raised

1998 Sine Qua Non E-raised - drank over dinner at Le Parisien.  This Syrah was really good stuff.  Nose of coffee, caramel, sweet, ripe red fruits like cassis, prunes.  Full-bodied but not too tannic.  Can easily last another 10-15 years.  I really like it.

January 13, 2003

1996 d'Arenberg Riesling the Noble

1996 d'Arenberg Riesling the Noble - wow!  Color is now brownish/dark amber, very, very sweet nose of citrus, pineapple, apricot, honey, walnut.  Now down to my last case from the original 3.

January 11, 2003

1999 Greg Norman Cabernet Merlot

1999 Greg Norman Cabernet Merlot - a little young but drinkable.  Full-bodied and tannins still strong.  Nose of caramel, sweet cassis.  Decent drinking wine for the price.

January 6, 2003

1997 Mitchelton Print Shiraz

1997 Mitchelton Print Shiraz - this was actually pretty good.  Very forward with sweet fruit in the nose.  Not too acidic or tannic.  Definitely worth buying.
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