Posts Tagged 2001

2001 McKenzie-Mueller Merlot, Los Carneros, Napa Valley

This was brought by a friend to a recent dinner party, and what a treat it was. 12 years of aging have worked wonders for this now brickish wine, which still bleeds full berry flavors and keeps on producing more and more deliciousness as it opens... Read more

2001 Pedroncelli Four Grapes Port

Fat and lush, oozing blackberry syrup fruit accented with clove, chocolate and hot cinnamon. Very youthful, but a pleasure now. MSRP: $15.99/375-ml.) (October 2006) Wine Lines rating: 91 Group:... Read more

2001 Coli Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy

A nose of dried cherries, rose petal, cedar and leather. Medium in body, with balanced acid and tannin. MSRP: $14.99 (October 2006) Wine Lines rating: 88 Group:... Read more

2001 Domaine Schlumberger Gewürztraminer, Kessler

A rich, amber color hints at the depth of concentration in this honeyed beauty. Aromas of peaches, apricot jam, orange marmalade and crème brulee entice the nose. Unctuous in the mouth, with a sweet finish that goes on for more than a minute. This... Read more

2001 Kiona Cabernet-Merlot, Washington

Surprisingly pleasant and mellow, offering up dusty berry and black cherry fruit, tobacco and leather. The tannins are resolved. Enjoy now. MSRP: $9.99 (September 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2001 Texier Condrieu, France

Light honey, pears and minerals. Nicely balanced. A hint of honeyed fruit at the end. MSRP: $29.99 (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2001 J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltop

Rich and lush aromas and flavors of black plum, cherry, vanilla, cinnamon and clove. Thick and palate-filling. A hedonistic style of red. MSRP: $23.99 (March 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2001 Andrew Rich Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

This older Cab is coming together, picking up some bottle bouquet to go along with the black currant fruit and creamy vanillin oak. In its youth there was more herbaceousness in this wine; now, that has faded into the background. MSRP: $19.99... Read more

2001 Yangarra Park Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra

Mint-tinged eucalyptus, gobs of dark currant and berry fruit, with mild tannins well integrated. MSRP: $14.99 (September 2005) Wine Lines rating: 88 Group:... Read more

2001 San Simeon Syrah, Monterey

Blackberry fruit, with dill and other dried herbs. A nice frame of menthol woodspice. MSRP: $14.99 (June 2005) Wine Lines rating: 86 Group:... Read more