Monday, January 26, 2009

Cline 2004 Red Truck (California)

What happens when you take a basic drink now wine and sit on it for a few years? Well, this. First, the Red Truck is a blend of four grapes: Syrah, Petite Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Mourvedre. It still has plenty of plum, chocolate and licorice on the nose while the palate shows more complexity. It starts off spicy moves into a dried sweet plums sensation on the mid-palate and ends with bittersweet chocolate on the finish. There isn't much more to say about this one - it was enjoyable and fun and I am glad I sat on it for a few years as it seems to have mellow and aged rather gracefully.

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