Another early WAwineman classic, 1st posted on January 24, 2008:
Bought at the winery’s release party and opened on New Year’s Day to enjoy with my wine-sseuer cousin, who gifted me a bottle of ching x3…1990 Chateau Grand-Puy Lacoste Saint Guirons (Pauillac). I asked his reaction (and his wife’s) and they both really liked it so I sipped it myself and…bam!, it hit me like a Mark Ryan is expected to. Excellent nose, elegant flow in the mouth, and a long lasting, succulent tail. Deep red in color. Stand alone or matches with basically any food. Flavors of ripe black fruit abound. This wine impresses. Highly recommended. This tastes like a $60 wine so it’s a definite great value. Klipsun Vineyard. Alcohol: 14.3%. 80% merlot, 20% cab sau. Still in the cellar…the chard, the Dead Horse, and the Long Haul. Stay tuned. This is WAwineman…uncorked, uneducated, but not uncouth.