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Folie a Deux

USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Folie a Deux, Amador County, California, 2008

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Red Blend of: 80 % Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Barbera. N/ Nice barrel room, fat plums, stewed violets, black pepper, touch of dry cloves.  Light wafts of vinyl and rubber. T/ Medium-full to full mouth feel. Plums stewed with white and black pepper. Medium-high acid pop that cuts through, and balances, most of […]

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USA, Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Syrah), Folie a Deux, Napa Valley, 2008

Red Blend of: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Syrah N/ Clean, lightly smoked cassis. Light honey-kissed confectionery. Clean, warm, medium oak. Lovely, but a tad understated. T/ Clean. Medium mouthfeel. Elegant. Red and black berries. Very nice structure. Excellent wood integration and balance – especially for the price point. Solid, long finish. Price = $24 […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Barbera), Folie a Deux, Amador County, 2008

Red Blend of: 80% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Barbera N/ Warm spice. Confectionery. Graham crackers. Stewed plums. Ripe berry jam. Chocolate. Delightful! T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Big, but clean jammy plums. Pepper stewed blackberries. Light clove. Great juice! Price = $18 Brilliant. 93 This wine was a media sample kindly provide by […]

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USA, Red Blend (Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon), Folie a Deux, Napa Valley, 2007

Red Blend of: 86% Merlot and 14%Cabernet Sauvignon. N/ Plummy, medium oaks, dry earth. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium clean plum and purple fruits. Medium body and complexity. Easy, good drinking. Understated wood work. Probably a good “intro to Merlot” wine as not too complex and no hard edges… but does round out the fruit and […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Folie a Deux, Napa Valley, 2009

Napa grapes from Oak Knoll, Oakville, and Atlas Peak. N/ Clean peach juice, fresh hay, green grass, apple, and river rocks. Nicely balanced by the oaks. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel, medium-low glycerol weight. Very nice river rock juice. Leaning toward elegant, but not quite there. Solid wood work. Snappy finish. Price = $18 Very Good + […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Folie a Deux, Napa Valley, 2005

N/ Deep, ripe oaks. Sweet, dried plums. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Round, smooth, huge plums, cassis, and blackberries. Melted chocolate. Wow. I have no idea what the current release tastes like but this blew me away. Only fault was that it was slightly chalky. Perhaps the newer vintages are fined better and are cleaner? Or maybe […]

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