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jswordy

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Everything I have had from Jacob's Creek has been excellent to awesome, quality above the price point IMO, so I picked up the last six of these for the cellar. Hmmm.... this one's now chilling... oh, the anticipation... I do love a good shiraz...

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My new purchase was tight out of the bottle, needed some breath, so it will benefit from another 2-5 years in the cellar (~ 5 years or more from bottling instead of the current 3). I've cellar-aged some other JC offerings that long and they have benefited. Yours should have been just about where I like it.
 

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Well, ya can't win 'em all. This Bordeaux was not worth what I paid for it, IMO. Small on the palate, and the first glass tasted green. I rolled the bottle after the first glass and it improved some. Three more are in the cellar but I don't think a couple-three years will improve them. Yet I will try. On the plus side, very fancy packaging, lol. Your mileage may vary.

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A couple of nights ago I made Chicken Thighs in Puff Pastry, and when looking for a white wine, this caught my eye. I haven't opened one since last fall (maybe summer). I'm very pleased with the result. Gotta ration it as there are only 22 bottles left and I want a few bottles left in 2028.

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tonight the wife is making pork tenderloin in a mustard cream sauce. She asked me to open a white, and this one jumped out at me. This is a Winexpert LE2018 kit. Overall it's tasty, although I was hoping for more Gewurztraminer character. I've got about a case left, and I'm using it up as the need arises. I don't expect this one has a long shelf life, probably 3 or 4 years max.

But this is ok. Most wines do not have a 5 year shelf life, much less 10, especially whites. It's here to enjoy!

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I'm enjoying some wine made from Norton grapes by a gentleman here who has a vineyard. He has given me 4 bottles of wine to enjoy and try from 4 of the different grapes he has in his vineyard. He will give me cuttings from the ones I decide I like the best. He has also become my vineyard mentor. I'm really enjoying this!
 

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In San Antonio this week. Finally got to visit my mom yesterday in her assisted living facility. Got to go in and visit her in her apartment for a couple hours. First time in 16 months.

Made a Costco run as well and they had plenty of the new K Vine (both the Rose' and Chardonnay) on hand. Picked up a bottle of the Chard last night and had it with dinner. I would give it an 89. Nice and crisp with the usual Chard notes. A little oak as well. No MLF. For $9.99 a steal.

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