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WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Bill Buitenhuys » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:46 pm

2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard (Paso Robles) And then there were none…my last bottle and it sure was a good one. The nose is packed with dark fruit, earth, anise, dried tarragon, and a hint of farm that one could put up against many a CdP. Huge flavor, really nice acidity that would make it quite food friendly (although I'm just drinking this sans food), and fully resolved tannins. There is enough spice on the back end to please Muad'Dib.
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by David M. Bueker » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:47 pm

The wine is a killing word... :wink:
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:03 am

Will it be a healing word as well?
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by David M. Bueker » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:10 am

He will know your ways as though born to them...
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Doug Surplus » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:25 am

Condolences on the last bottle. I've got five left out of a case and I'm torn between seeing how long they'll age and just drinking them now 'cause it's such good wine!
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by geo t. » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:35 am

2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Paso Robles Red Wine Rozet Vineyard, $27.99, 14.1% alc.: Dark garnet in color, fading to pink at the rim; on the nose, this gives dark plums and berries underscored with subtle earth and spice. Flavors echo and expand with plenty more earth, some smoke and a certain roasted, sunbaked quality. After his first few sips, Bennett (Traub) observed that this is “soft, but not unstructured; almost Bordeaux-like,” and in fact, while the excellent structure bodes well for some years of further development, it is already drinking quite well right now. It really mellows with extended air, maintaining a long, lingering finish throughout, and you can bet that I’ll be bringing a few more of these home, since I bought a case each of this and the following wine for my department. A blend of 45% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 21% Grenache and 4% Counoise that is surprisingly Chateauneuf du Pape-like in character. Edmunds St. John Owner/Winemaker Steve Edmunds tells me that this was the first year that these vines produced any grapes, so obviously, Bacchus was watching over things with loving care!

Just my 2 oz.,

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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Florida Jim » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:32 am

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard (Paso Robles)


The 2001 is sensational right now without any signs of fade.
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by David M. Bueker » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:55 am

I am eagerly looking forward to recieving my shipment of Shell and Bone (the renamed LRV).
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:42 pm

Condolences on the last bottle. I've got five left out of a case and I'm torn between seeing how long they'll age and just drinking them now 'cause it's such good wine!
Doug, chances are we bought them in the same shop. (If you got yours in north Scottdale)
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:46 pm

geo wrote:Just my 2 oz.,


I hadnt realized this was the first year of this vineyard. Thanks!

FL Jim wrote:The 2001 is sensational right now without any signs of fade.


Now I just have to find some!
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Doug Surplus » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:21 pm

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:
Condolences on the last bottle. I've got five left out of a case and I'm torn between seeing how long they'll age and just drinking them now 'cause it's such good wine!
Doug, chances are we bought them in the same shop. (If you got yours in north Scottdale)


I bought my first bottles of the Los Robles and also Rocks and Gravel there in N Scottsdale (Epicurean), but it was more convenient to order my cases from Sportsmans as it's a lot closer to home and work. What was really cool was that the guy wheeling my cases out to the truck was from CA and complimented me on my good taste in wine.
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:04 pm

What was really cool was that the guy wheeling my cases out to the truck was from CA and complimented me on my good taste in wine.
That's good to know, as I'll be living out there come next Sept.
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Re: WTN: 2000 ESJ Los Robles Viejos

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:45 am

Are you moving Bill??? Lot closer to me, is that a good idea?!!

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