#winewednesday If you constantly talk about wine that you’ll never open…does that make you a “cork-tease”?
Do you have a couple bottles of wine stored away for a special occasion? Maybe a friend of yours is a bit of a collector and has a treasure trove of legit juice.
Have you been shown a bottle at dinner, given the delicious back story, and then watch the bottle go right back in the basement, fridge, or cellar?
It happens, and yes, some bottles are meant to be enjoyed later. This is true for various reasons.
Without digging into crazy facts, we know the majority of Hello Vino users classify themselves as general wine consumers, who consume wine more than 3 times per week, and typically spend between $10 and $20. Many of us pick up a bottle, open the bottle, and drink the bottle (with company of course)!
We recently came across an old, but amazing fact about wine shared by DWSmg.com which stated, "A person who constantly talks about wine that she/he will open but never does, is popularly known as a “cork-tease”.
Hilarious stuff right there. This made us smile, but also got our wheels turning about what wines you may want to purchase now, and enjoy later.
So, in the spirit of holding out, here are 5 Wine.com wines worth tucking away for a while so you can be a “cork-tease”
5 Wine.com Wines Worth Saving
Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Red 2006
Bordeaux Red Blend from Napa Valley, California
Wine Enthusiast: 93
"A big, big wine, showing hard mountain tannins and extraordinary concentration of fruit. Made from a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend of the five classic Bordeaux varieties, it’s massive in blackberry, cherry, creme de cassis, mineral and smoky oak flavors that finish dry and long. A serious cellar contender, it should start to come into its own after 2014."
Tardieu-Laurent Crozes-Hermitage Vielles Vignes 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Hermitage, Rhone, France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 90
"Typical for Tardieu-Laurent, this wine is strongly marked by its barrel treatment, which may be enough to put off traditionalists. But the quality and concentration levels of the black cherry fruit underneath are high, and this rather full-bodied, muscular Crozes should develop nicely over the next 5–7 years."
Hartford Court Lands Edge Pinot Noir 2007
Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Robert Parker: 93
"A blend of various vineyards from the far or "true" Sonoma Coast, and also Hartford Court’s highest-production Pinot Noir. Always beautiful and balanced, the ’07 in particular is remarkable for its silky tannins and overall seamless quality. Really excites for the complexity of currant, cola, licorice and cedar flavors. Now through 2013. "
Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 2009
Riesling from Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Spectator: 90
"Bright and jazzy, a taut style that delivers pineapple, grapefruit and lime blossom flavors, lingering easily on the refreshing finish. Drink now through 2019."
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2004
Vintage from Champagne, France
Robert Parker: 97
Wine Enthusiast: 97
Wine & Spirits: 97
"The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. This is Lot L033331E100008, disgorged January, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034."