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Darcie Kent Vineyards

USA, Zinfandel (with Petite Sirah), Darcie Kent Vineyards, Livermore, California, 2007

Red blend of: 76% Zinfandel and 24% Petite Sirah. Let breathe one hour before enjoying. (Too tight and steely for first hour.) N/ Plums, clean rust, tight oaks, freshly baked bread, confectionary, light white pepper. Wet gunnysack. Game. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Quite clean and angular for a Zin. Raspberries and cranberries. Milk chocolate finish. Winemaker […]

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USA, Gruner Veltliner, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Rava Blackjack Vineyard, Monterey County, California, 2009

N/ Fresh hay, hardwoods, soft steel wool, light citrus. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Round, fresh lime juice and zest. Nice structure. Winemaker = Julian Halasz Price = $18 Very Good+. 89 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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USA, Merlot, Darcie Kent Vineyards, “Crown Block”, Livermore, California, 2006

Decant and let breathe at least an hour. Has some reduced aromas that need to fly away. Once they do, a very nice wine emerges. N/ Currants. Sweet, ripe plums. Light candy. Oyster shells. Dry gunnysack. Black soil. Delightful!, except a tad hot. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Medium clean. Black cherries. Peppered plum stew. […]

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