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Sparkling Wine / Champagne / Cava / Cremant / Prosecco = “Sparkling Spectacular”

This following wines were part of blind tasting by the #SDWM (twitter hashtag) group – our “Sparkling Spectacular”. We were fortunate enough to have bottles of bubbles from all over the world, a dozen of which I found interesting enough to write up. The results were quite surprising.  Flat-out amazing deals exist in the sparkling […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling, Diamond Mountain Ranch, 1995


N/ Old oaks, flint, gunpowder. Dry black earth. Smoked plums. Lovely for first 30 minutes, then began smelling a tad of steel and rust. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel (likely due to old age).  Sharp. Clean but somewhat dusty texture. Old,  oak-stewed blackberries and black cherries. Hints of a brilliant structure and layering that must have […]

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