Category Archives: 2004

2004 Stags Leap Winery Cask 23

From a three liter bottle. Ruby with brown color. On the nose, developed, medium intensity, black currants, fig, cedar, leather boot, with some oak, and some earth. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, layered mineral, tobacco, some fading black fruit, bittersweet chocolate, nice balance, and good body, with a solid finish. Very old world in style, I expected more fruit out of this format and vintage, not sure what happened.

2004 Woodinville Wine Cellars Little Bear Creek

I picked up a six pack of this in 2006 on a “field trip” to the winery, had the last bottle last night, and it paired well with the movie I selected, Kick Ass! Purple to ruby in color. On the nose, developed, medium+ intensity, currants, figs, plums, cedar, violets, immense tobacco, and a chalky…Continue Reading

2004 San Vincente Rioja

We popped this at work tonight, just awesome! Ruby color. On the nose, youthful but showing development, medium+ intensity, cherry, cigar, mineral, spice box, violets, dried herbs, loaded with spices, some oak and earth. On the palate, dry, medium body, medium+ acidity, medium tannin, a lot going on, beautiful balance, and many layers of non-fruit…Continue Reading

2004 Penfold’s Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

I opened this last night to share with some steaks to assess its progress, I think I have 3 bottles left. Purple ruby color. On the nose, youthful, bright and opulent, medium+ intensity, black cherry, cassis, plum, mint, cigar, lots of spice, no earth, and subtle oak. On the palate, dry, medium tannin, medium acidity,…Continue Reading

2004 Texier Cote Rotie

This wine just destroyed all others at the tasting. Ruby to black in color. On the nose, youthful but showing some development, medium+ intensity, very ripe black fruit, plums, figs, cherries, cracked pepper, meat stick, awesome array of spice, nicely integrated oak, and neatly tucked behind all that is some earth. On the palate, dry,…Continue Reading

2004 O Fournier Ribera Del Duero Tinto del Pais

Nice ruby color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, cherry, plum, fig, raspberry, tobacco, lots of leather, mineral, chalky earth, lots of oak, and layered earth. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium+tannin, medium acidity, lots of dark fruit, leather, textured, very well balanced, with a solid punch you in the face cigar fruit finish.…Continue Reading

2004 Laurence Féraud Gigondas

From the woman that makes Domaine du Pegau, this Gigondas really floored me for the price. 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. Dark ruby color. On the nose, showing some development, medium+ intensity, very pretty nose of cherry, plum, blackberry, meat, herbs, leather, framed by very elegant oak, and overt mineral and earth. On…Continue Reading