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Coombsville

USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Faust, Napa Valley, Coombsville, California, 2012

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Red blend of: 80% cabernet sauvignon, 16% merlot, 2% cabernet franc, and 2% petit verdot. Note: over 50% of the fruit for this vintage came from the 110-acre Faust Vineyard in the Coombsville district, which is the highest percentage that has ever made it into the final blend for this wine. I’ve enjoyed almost every wine I’ve had from Coombsville. […]

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USA, Rosé of Syrah, PINK Girl, Napa Valley, Coombsville, California, 2012

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N/ She starts with aromas of clean hay and crushed river rock. Nice acidic raspberry wafts bring the fruit. Some jolly rancher strawberry aromas also play. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Acidic popping and slighlty effervescent – with flavors of strawberries and raspberries.  Red apples and ripe watermelon.  Hint of herbs. Well balanced. Thinner, but […]

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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), A wonderful visit to Tulocay!, Coombsville AVA, Napa Valley, California, USA // Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah

What a winery visit this was!  Fantastically engaging winemaker / owner (Bill Cadman), lovely, laid-back, completely off any beaten touristy wine path Coombsville vibe, fantastic scenery, cute as all get out wine doggy, a ceremonial plate of (oddly mostly Risky Business style) sunglasses left over from forgetful wine enthusiasts, and, most importantly…..wonderful wines at epic […]

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USA, Syrah (Rosé), PinkGirl, Napa Valley, Coombsville, California, 2009

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Note: the sparkled jewel on the label, the colors, etc. all make this an obvious bachlorette party winner. However, don’t let the packing make you think this is not a seriosu wine – it is, and it is lovely… N/ A tad flat, but very nice, clean, and lush raspberries. Dry soil. Very pleasant. T/ […]

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