January 3, 2008

Stratus 2002 Wildass Red

(Re-Tasted November 2007) … About 2 years ago I put away some wines in the hopes that they would age gracefully … within that initial case was a bottle of 2002 Stratus Wildass Red, at the time I had decided this was exactly the kind of wine I should test. I poured it into a Spiegelau glass and up came red fruit, lots and lots of red fruit. Smooth and velvety on the tongue, pure cherries – sweet cherries, black cherries, choke cherries, Don Cherry even. If you have some of this wine it’s ready, so ready in fact it hurts to drink it. But I’ll suffer through the rapture. It was nice when I bought it 2+ years ago – it’s even nicer now.

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