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Mike Wood

USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel and Syrah dominated), Shannon Ridge, Wrangler Red, Lake County, California, 2009

Red blend of: 37% Zinfandel, 35% Syrah, 18% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera, 3% Mourvedre and 2% Tempranillo. Tasted 30 minutes to 4 hours post decant. N/ Juicy and ripe strawberry jam.  Burlap and clean canvas. Dry earth and light wafts of crushed granite. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Nutmeg and spiced red and purple berries. […]

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USA, Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon dominated), Shannon Ridge, High Valley & Red Hills Appellations, Lake County, California, 2009.

Red Blend of: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah, and 1% Malbec. Tasting took place from 1-4 hours post decant. N/ Medium-strength barrel room, red berries, and plum. Light confectionary and taffy. Powdered flint, with a light touch of cigar box. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Her first impression is a very soft body, second impressions include a […]

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USA, Petite Sirah, Shannon Ridge, Ranch Collection, Lake County, California, 2009

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Note: tasted 2-5 hours post decant. C/ Black-purple squid ink. Dangerous. N/ Voluptuous and massive boysenberry and black fruits reduction sauce. Clean oaks. Ink. Stewed flint. A wonderful black, lurid, acid-wafting tarn of delight.  (A) T/ Full mouthfeel. Clean and angular, but still a full payload of black fruits and plum skins. Liquid granite and […]

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