Count-ing the Years

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We got to spend some time with some of our best friends and helped them celebrate their 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone my friend Rick brought out the Buena Vista “The Count” Founders Red Wine 2008. Patience has it’s rewards. I think that goes for both wine and marriage.

What a gem. Time has been it’s friend. Lovely, deep garnet with a pale plum rim. It has an almost oily sheen to it. Long, thin legs that slowly ease down the sides of the glass. The nose is quite interesting; blackberry, cassis, licorice, salt cured olives and faint raspberry. The flavors are blackberry jam, blueberry, licorice, and baking spices – delicious! Silky, fully integrated tannins. The finish slowly builds to spicy and lingers quite long. Wonderful!

If you have one of these, I would drink it within the next couple of years. It think it is peaking right now. Just an overall lovely wine and I thank my friends for letting us be a part of their celebration. I give it 93 points IMHO.

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