Monday, March 2, 2009

A very special bottle

Over the week end we tried a bottle of Sequoia Grove Semper V with some friends for Open that special bottle night. This is a Bordeaux blend that is only produced in exceptional vintages and to date has been made only in 1999 and 2002. I have one bottle of the '99 which we found in St John, Virgin Island several years ago and I had purchased two bottles of the 2002 on release from the winery. Since I am drawn to the fruit of California, this was a natural for the special bottle night. It did not disappoint, big bold and rich with some air. It is a pricey bottle, but if you can find it, well worth the money for that very special night.


Anonymous said...

I thought of opening my '99 Semper Vi last weekend too. Which did you go with, the '99 or the '02? Do you have any more detailed tasting notes? In general I've loved all the Sequoia Grove wines I've had the pleasure to try!


shooting star said...

the 02 because I have had two bottles of that vintage. I do have a bottle of the 99, which will some day be sampled maybe as a vetical.