Big Fruit and Bad Puns: 720 Wine Cellars 2004 Or'Deaux

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The other night I had the distinct pleasure of sharing a bottle of 720 Wine Cellars 2004 Or'Deaux at a very nice wine bar in Ashland called Liquid Assets. This beautiful red wine from southern Oregon is thick, viscous, and dark, dark red. It opened up very quickly in the glass with a big, rich nose full of bold, dark fruits. Hints of cherry and blackberry tickled my imagination and left my mouth watering before I took my first sip of this delicious stuff.

It was just as I'd expected—a big wine full of confident acids, well-balanced tannins, and forward, aggressive fruits. It rolled around on the tongue with a buxom, luxurious body that left my palate eager for the next sip. This wine is exceptionally drinkable and, in my opinion, a wonderfully Oregonian approach to the Bordeaux style of wine. If you can find this in your area, I'd strongly recommend giving it a try.


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