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Continue to cellar your 2011 Rudius Wines, Fion Bainise


Lou kindly shared this bottle of 2011 Rudius Wines, Fion Bainise, North Coast with me.  Good timing as I had tasted some Rudius Syrah not too long ago with Mannie Berk.  I tried this particular bottle of Fion Bainise on the second and third nights.  At first it came across as a firm, clean take on a Grenache and Mourvedre blend.  On the third night is was quite enjoyable leaving the strong impression that this wine will develop and open up over the next couple of years.

2011 Rudius Wines, Fion Bainise, North Coast
This wine is a blend of 75% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, and 2% Syrah.  Alcohol 14.8%. The nose is generally higher toned with hints of dust but the Grenache richness is there.  With extended air there is focused ripeness but it takes some effort to work out the black fruit and spices.  The flavors turn black towards the finish with a hint of bitterness.  It wraps up by leaving fine plus drying tannins on the gums and a spicy impression. Cellar further.  *** 2018-2027.

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