Saturday, July 18, 2009

2008 Twenty Mile Bench

2008 Flat Rock Cellars

2008 Flat Rock Cellars Pinot Noir, VQA Twenty Mile Bench

The busted screwcap, as referenced earlier. I stumbled at the front door, and the bottle hurtled cap-first into the ground. As you can see, the screwcap warped, and wine started leaking. Guess I wasn't meant to put another bottle of this away.

Light colour, beautiful. This might read like my last post on this wine. Great intensity on the bouquet. Lots of fresh plump rose petals, herbal notes, earthiness, and sour cherry/cranberry character. Some mocha from the oak. Very expressive and developed.

Lean on the palate, with lots of fresh fruit and rose petals. Exceptionally long finish. Lingering and delicious. Quite austere, but with the openness and generosity of the New World.

Again, I can't emphasize this enough - the finest wine ever produced by Flat Rock.


Moral of the story: screwcap is all good and great, but this shit wouldn't have happened with a cork. Make sure you have a good grip on your liquor bag.

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