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USA, Red Blend, Zinfandel Dominated, Pandemonium, Lodi & Clarksburg, California, 2009

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Red blend of: Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. (I like the creative blending here). N/ Her nose is a tad light, but dominated by Zinfandel-like wafts such as red berry jam and some deep plum notes. Black pepper and dark chocolate. She also shows light leather, gunnysack, and a nice punch of boysenberry. T/ […]

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USA, Chenin Blanc & Viognier, Pine Ridge in Napa Valley, (Clarksburg, Lodi, & Napa grapes), California, 2010

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The Chenin Blanc is sourced from Clarksburg and the Viognier from Lodi. N/ Bright, acidic crisp hay. Clean burlap. If you allow me to wax…. ripe yellow fruits juiced over river stones in the midday sun. Lime zest. White flowers. Granite and cement, in a good way. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Dripping yellow fruits and lime. […]

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USA, Merlot, Bogle Vineyards, (Clarksburg, Lodi, Monterey), California, 2009

Grapes from Clarksburg, Lodi and Monterey. N/ Blackberry, smoked plums, earth, barrel room, confectionery. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium-high acid. Soft, full, and smoked plums. Red berries and cranberries. Extended finish for the price point. I think some of their past Petite Sirah vintages have been excellent, so was hoping for just a wee bit more […]

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USA, Petit Sirah, Bogle Vineyards, Clarksburg and Lodi, California, 2008

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N/ Smoked barrel room. Smoked plums. Black olives. Blackberries. Smoldering logs. Brick dust. Light game. Burnt sugar. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Plums and black olive stew. Big tannins, slightly rough, even on night two. Oak juice and light soy sauce finish. http://www.boglewinery.com/ Winemakers = Eric Aafedt and Chris Smith Price = $8 – $11 Rating = […]

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USA, Petite Sirah, Don Sebastiani & Sons, The Crusher, Grower’s Selection, Clarksburg, California, 2009

Red Blend of: 97% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouchet. N/ Gamey black fruits. Wet, dark soil. Clean, black pepper. Taffy. Warm smoke. Serious and muscular. Fantastic. T/ Medium-full to full mouthfeel. Huge stewed plum and blueberry reduction sauce.  Liquid burlap. Excellent balance. Integrated wood work. Soft mineral closer. Bruising, but balanced. This is one […]

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USA, Rose of Pinot Noir, Don Sebastiani & Sons, The Crusher, Growers Selection, Clarksburg, California, 2010

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Rose of: 97.5% Pinot Noir and 2.5% Viognier. N/ Strawberry. Light confection. Raspberry. Hibiscus. Dry earth. Dry nuts. Fresh rain. Hay. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Mouthwatering strawberry and cranberry. Medium-high acid, very nicely balanced with the fruit. Light steel. http://www.donandsons.com/ Winemaker = Greg Kitchens Price = $18 Rating = B+ This wine was a […]

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