Collectables at Our Fingertips
As Wine Club Miami embarks into their 2013 tastings, they have become inspired to find the highest quality wines money can offer. As the new President, Wesley Castellanos guides the way, his course of direction is to experience “once-in-a-lifetime” bottles. Through the collaborative efforts of the club, our contributions have leveraged us to obtain hard to find wines.
Dryness is the last thing you normally have to worry about in Miami’s humid climate, but five out of six corks broke because of dryness. I blame myself! The level of my excitement rushed. I recommend to gently open under extreme patience. Play some classical music and open with the most delicate of hands. — Wesley
2000 Matriarch, Bond Estates, Napa Valley
WINE NOTES: Deep ruby color, sugars apparent in the direct light with some slight sediment. Spicy nose, freshly cracked black pepper, vanilla bean, ripe cherries, high alcohol on the palate, with the most delicate tannins. A long silky finish. This gem can age another 5-10 years. One of the most impressive wines I had. W.C.
2000 The Maiden, Harlan Estates, Napa Valley, Red Bordeaux Blend
WINE NOTES: Dark plum red, no sugars or sediment in the light. Hints of fresh tobacco leaves and ripe cherries on the nose. A slightly velvety texture that swirled over the palate. A soft and delicate body. The finish lasted quite some time as it passed the throat. This bottle has aged to perfection and is ready to drink right now. W.C.
Wine Club Miami has agreed that this Collection is one that will be an impression to last decades. Great job wine makers! We commend you on your talents.
January’s tastings were again hosted by the spectacular Tuyo restaurant in downtown Miami.