Category Archives: 1996

1996 Chateau Lafleur Pomerol

Ruby color. On the nose, the Cabernet Franc really shows through, this wine is developed, medium intensity, earthy, vegetal tree bark, leather, spice, oozing mineral and basement, with moderate oak and lots of earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, serious depth and complexity, cherry, black currant, loaded with spice, and…Continue Reading

1996 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla

Last glass of this wine that a table brought in a few nights back. Murky garnet color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, layered, some cherry, plum, and currant, but taken over by leather, tobacco, bell pepper, dusty earth, loaded with spices, with some earth, and some oak. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium…Continue Reading

1996 Col Solare Columbia Valley

Ryan and Ana brought this in last night, as part of the cellar left behind by Ana’s uncle. Orange brown brickish color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, stewed plums, black currants, sweet tobacco, leather, not earthy, and obvious oak baking spices. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, good flavors reminiscent…Continue Reading

1996 Chateau Clerc-Milon Pauillac

This was the only bright spot in a challenging night at work last night. This 5th growth consistently outperforms it’s rank. On the nose, classic Bordeaux, med intensity, spice, earth, currants, cherries, cigar box, some oak, but judicious. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, big structure, medium+ tannin, and great length on the finish. This…Continue Reading