I have recently started to modify the titles of my posts to more closely reflect what other sites use. One site in particular has added my blog to their reviews section and I want to make sure they are cataloged properly. I may go back and modify some of the reviews I have done to become more searchable and SEO friendly. In the meantime, I plan on doing more tastings and more reviews. This particular wine is a favorite. My father and uncle both got me a few bottles of the 2008 St. Thomas, of which their cousin owns. When I drank it 18 months ago it was really good, yet still primal. The notes that follow will hopefully show you the evolution and value of cellaring certain wines. What was a 91 point wine has now come out as worthy of 92, and 5 stars for it’s incredible $22 value.
Mature, bold and balanced. This wine has finally rounded it’s tannins and now the whole package is seamless and smooth. The mouthfeel is gorgeous with rich plum, cassis, leather and vanilla. The tannins are ever present but not dominating. They counter the acidity perfectly. This wine has evolved incredibly. The mid palate is especially present with rich plum and a hint of the oak. It will evolve further and run for another 10 years minimum. Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and Syrah blended. 92 points. I’m serving it with grilled rib steaks and home-grown tomato salad. Salut….