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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mondavi, Napa, 2008

N/ Black berries and plum. For first hour, she suffers from some reduced aromas. Be patient. Light, stewed black pepper. T/ Medium mouthfeel. For first hour quite chalky, this slowly subsides with time, but never goes away. Pretty straightforward plum and blackberry. High acid pop ending with a touch of cranberry tartness. I was expecting more, and think […]

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France, Bordeaux, Red Blend, Chateau Bel Air, 2008

Note: we recommend decanting and waiting at least 2 hours before enjoying. N/ Flint, brick dust, under-ripe cassis, gunpowder. Dirt-kissed cherries. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Clean, medium high acid. Angular granite juice infused with a light cassis reduction. Hardwoods. This lady is knife-like. Price = $12 Good+. 84 This wine was a media sample kindly provided […]

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USA, Cabernet Franc, Crystal Basin Cellars, El Dorado Reserve, El Dorado County, 2007

N/ Fat leather. Dried currants. Dry earth. Hardwoods. Crushed granite. Plums. Violets. Musk. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Chalky for first two hours. Fuzzy plums. Pleasant tobacco. Note: suggest you wait about 2 hours after decanting to enjoy. Price = $25 from http://www.crystalbasin.com/ Good+. 84 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Terrazas, 2008

N/ Smoke. Spice. Smoked cassis. Hardwoods cedar. Lavendar. Flint. T/ Medium to medium-full mouthfeel. Round, but slightly chalky. Good plum and cassis, but a tad fuzzy. Tight woods. Retail = $9.99 at La Costa Wine Company. Note: Terrazas makes some great Malbecs, so I was hoping for a bit more winemaking in this offering. Good […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Hendry, 2007

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N/ Dirty cherries. Wet wood and forest floor. Light rust and copper. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel for a Pinot. Not very clean, but fruit-full and earthy. Slightly metallic. Lacking structure. Retail = $33 Good+. 84

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USA, White Blend, Bennett Lane, Maximus, “White Feasting Wine”, 2007

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N/ Butter and light petrol. Fresh spring water, and river stones. T/ Medium to full mouth feel. Medium to heavy glycerol. Ripe, yellow fruits. Fruit and glycerol forward. Big, but not much on layers or acid. Easy drinking but not very complex.  Might be even better absolutely ice cold – while you are in the sun. […]

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