2001 Michel Picard CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne
This one was a gift, so don’t have a definite price, but think it is the $20 range. Actually a fairly weak Shiraz, but not horrible. Think it will open up though. First thoughts after uncorking was a nice deep purple color, but a weak nose; maybe a bit of black cherry. Not much in the middle but a typical Shiraz finish of some pepper with a bit of heat. After sitting and swirling, it got a bit better — call me crazy but the nose started to lean toward cherry cola. So far, nothing to earn a repeat purchase. Will see what it’s like tomorrow.
… and perhaps one that we didn’t care for. But that’s why you try them, right?
2001 Edmeades, Ciapusci Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge Zinfandel