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2007 Road 13 Syrah

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

I bought this wine at Road 13 during our wine tour this past May. I am a big fan of Road 13 wines (previously Golden Mile Cellars), so I have been anxiously awaiting a reason to taste this one. With the recent engagement of my best friend, I figured the time had come to twist the cap off.

I have to start off by saying that I was extremely disappointed. But I also must admit that we questioned whether the wine had turned or not. Additionally, I am not consistently a fan of Syrah wines. This wine was sitting in a wine rack in my dining room for the last couple of months, while I waiting for the time to drink it, so I’m not sure if the light maybe had an effect. If you have a different experience, please let me know how your experience was.

Perhaps I anticipated too much, but I still think it should have had more to it.  I intend to try this wine again in the future to be sure.

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2007 Director’s Cut Pinot Noir

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment

I was in Lincoln, Nebraska for work for the last couple of weeks.  On my last night there, I went for dinner at a restaurant close to my hotel called Carmela’s Bistro and Wine Bar.  I usually visit this restaurant at least once per trip to Lincoln, so I have been here a few times.  It is a very cozy wine bar with an excellent menu.  In fact, I wish there were more places like this back home in Vancouver.  The first time I came here, I was actually quite surprised that places like this existed here.  But it seems it’s not so unusual here, and the staff are extremely knowledgeable about wine and are quite passionate about it as well.  If you ever happen to find yourself in Lincoln, Nebraska, I highly recommend visiting Carmela’s.

2007 Director's Cut Pinot Noir

Tonight I tried a bottle of Francis Coppola Director’s Cut 2007 Pinot Noir.  I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

It was an excellent wine.  I really enjoyed this wine!  I am always skeptical ordering a wine I have never heard anything about or read about prior to drinking; however, I was pleasantly surprised.  I will definitely look to pick this wine up again back home to make sure I have the same feelings about it the second time around.  I would love to see how this wine is in another 6 months or a year.  I did have it with a steak and potato soup for starter and a Biorsin cheese and butter seasoned filet mignon with a gorgonzola baked potato.  Absolutely excellent, and complemented the salty meal perfectly.