The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

“Hotel Del Coronado” Winexpert 2008 Limited Edition Brunello Tasting Note

My “Hotel Del Coronado” Winexpert 2008 limited release Brunello is coming up on 3 years post bottling now. My first reaction to drinking this wine was, WOW! It is definitely at its peak, and is exceptional. Big, bold aromas of blackberry, sage, and light spice. Perfectly integrated flavors of currant, blackberry, and raisins with cedar box in the long finish. Another wine I wish I had tasted before submitting my entries to the San Diego County Fair, but then again I only have 10 bottles left now! This wine is a perfect example of patience paying off with big, bold red wines.