Turkey Flat “Butchers Block” Red 2008

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2008

We had this while watching “The Green Hornet”, which must be one of the worst films we have seen for a while. You know when you say “that’s two hours of my life I want back”. The main character, played by Seth Rogan, is such an unlikeable person, all the way to the end. I expected some redemption, but he continued to annoy and display selfishness and inexplicable conceit right up to the credits. Anyway, the wine provided some relief. It is a blend of 52% Shiraz, 24% Grenache and 24% Mourvédre. Quite floral, with plums and cherries, and cuddly warm spices. The palate showed broad red fruits, a hint of green fruits, rounded and soft, with soft tannins. There is also some greenness and bitterness on the finish. Sealed under screwcap. 14.5% abv. Was $20 at retails on release, which was similar to the cellar door price, but I have noticed that Dans have the 2009 for under $17. Seems very cheap. 85 points. Drink 2011-2015

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