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WTN: Stella! STEL-LA!

by Jenise » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:02 pm

2012 LaStella Cabernet Sauvignon La Sophia Okanagan Valley
A really sad case of 'grabbed the wrong bottle' (this was a $91 bottle)--we had guests, it was dark and late.... Serious density, fruit and tannins, the type of 1st growth aspirations (for BC, at any rate). Realized the mistake as soon as I pulled the cork and set it aside, then tasted it on days 2, 4 and 7. Massive blackberry fruit, good tobacco and spice, very concentrated. Conclusion: it's a great wine with a long future ahead--might peak about 2030. The tannins, fruit and acidity needed for the long haul are all there in balance--it just needs a lot more time.
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by David M. Bueker » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:27 pm

You grabbed the wrong brand-o
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by Jenise » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Yup, and late at night I have a Tennesee to do that.
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by Jim Grow » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:55 pm

"I have a Tennesee to do that." I am not very literary but I get it. Very nice Jenise!
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by David M. Bueker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:07 pm

Jenise wrote:Yup, and late at night I have a Tennesee to do that.


That’s a well Taylor-ed remark.
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by Jenise » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 pm

Jim Grow wrote:"I have a Tennesee to do that." I am not very literary but I get it. Very nice Jenise!


Welcome to the Menagerie. :)
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by Jim Grow » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Can you really keep this up? Mr. Williams would be proud of you. Did you once teach American literature?
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by Jenise » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:36 pm

Jim, I can Stanley it as long as you Desire.
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by David M. Bueker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Damn, you are roofless.
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by Jim Grow » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:18 pm

Jenise, you're killing me. I'm too old/tired and drunk (slightly) to compete.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:30 pm

You guys have lost me as I open my Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne from 2007 :D
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by David M. Bueker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:36 pm

Gotta brush up in your Tennessee Williams Bob.
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