Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quick Review: Wines at Colonie Brooklyn Part 2

US, NY, Long Island, North Fork, Gotham Project Cabernet Franc 2011
+ // Fruity // Dark Plum, Forest floor, Red apple // Tart cherry, Seeds & stems, Wood, Empire apples // Light

US, CA, Paso Robles, David Bruce Shell Creek Vineyard Petite Syrah 2006
+ // Spicy // Blackberry, Cherry, Petrol // Black pepper, Cardamon, Old cherries // Full

Despite the age difference, the Syrah was dark purple all the way to the edge, while the Cabernet Franc was watery at the edge. We'd normally expect the older wine to be the one with most water around the edge; that's a sign of the aging process. In this case, the David Bruce wine "held up well" to aging.

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