Sometimes you remember a wine because it reminds you of some other wine.
I had a 2002 Roth Alexander Valley cabernet sauvignon, not an outstanding wine, but a spicy fruity balanced one with a slightly bitter finish which I appreciated nonetheless.
Then the next day I had a "private-wine-cellar-bottle-aged" 2002 Charles Shaw "2 buck chuck" cabernet. Oh, my, the parallels were unmistakable. If anything, I liked the chuckie better - so what if it wasn't oaky. I also liked that I paid, oh, 20 times less?
This was so funny, and reminded me of the parallels I tasted between Tariquet Chardonnay Sauvignon blanc and Conundrum, although I don't think the price difference here is that notable.
Can you think of any wine parallels between an expensive wine and a moderately priced one? I do realize the discovery has to happen by accident.
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