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Author: Robert Parker
From 60-year-old vines, the 2004 Grenache Cornerstone (which was aged in old French wood) reveals plenty of power and potency (16% alcohol), yet comes across as elegant, restrained, and almost feminine. Its deep ruby color is followed by a sweet perfume of black cherries, loamy soils, crushed pepper, and a southern Rhone Valley floral-like character. With superb purity, texture, and definition, this full-bodied yet light on its feet beauty can be enjoyed over the next 5-7 years.
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Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/01/2005
Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Deep red turning almost opaque at the center. Intense scents of York Peppermint Patties, sage, chalk, and dark fruits. Acidity is way too prominent. Tannins are significant and linger. Decent length with sweet plum on the finish. From 65 year old vines, this wine was raised in French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. A full, deep rather throaty baritone of a wine. Sadly the 2004 Cornerstone turns in a disappointing performance compared to prior efforts from this winery. Frankly I was shocked at how poorly it performed. The wine was aged in French oak for 16 months and then put into glass unfiltered.
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