This was shipped by mistake, so tried it last night:
- CedarvilleVnyd Turnabout’s FairPlay/ElDorado (EG; 14.3%; 45% Grenache/30% Syrah/25% CabSauv; www.CedarvilleVineyard.com) FairPlay 2014: Very dark color; some earthy/mushroomy/ElDorado rather plummy/blackberry/strawberry/Syrah quite fragrant/perfumed light toasty/oak lovely nose; lightly tart smooth/balanced/polished rather blackberry/strawberry/Grenache some earthy/ElDorado/mineral flavor w/ light graceful/smooth tannins; very long strong blackberry/strawberry/Grenache/spicy somewhat earthy/ElDorado finish w/ light smooth tannins; a very well-crafted balanced/smooth/graceful Rhone blend that should go out 4-8 yrs on the balance. $39.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- This is the high-end (for Cedarville) Rhone blend that Jonathan & Susan have been doing for 4-5 yrs now. It’s a very well-made blend that speaks mostly of ElDorado Grenache and nothing really sticks out in the blend. Like most Cedarville wines, very fairly priced. Made by two of my favorite people.