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Santa Barbara

USA, Chardonnay, La Rocca, Castello di Amorosa, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Barbara, Napa Valley, California, 2013

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N/ Tropical fruits, green apples, seaspray, and fresh canvas. Incense and chamomile. Fresh rain with a hint of flint. 2-3 out of 10 on the butterscotch scale, which is perfect. Beautiful and complex. T/ Medium mouth feel. Delicious green and yellow apples with some light tropical fruits and lime notes as well.  Lasting mineral close. […]

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USA, Syrah, Rusack Vineyards, Ballard Canyon Estate, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California, 2011

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Red blend of: 91% syrah and 9% petite sirah. N/ Deep plum and blackberry stew, black cherries, and dark black soil. Rosemary, smoldering campfire, and split flint. Clean aromas of a fall forest floor. Fantastic. T/ Medium full to full mouthfeel. Amazingly smooth. A light glycerol weight that helps bind together a remarkably balanced load […]

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USA, Syrah, Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, 2007

Note: let breathe at least an hour post opening / decanting. Well worth it. She blossoms. N/ Clean. Candied, stewed plums. Taffy. Warm, deep oaks. Sugared gunpowder. Black pepper. Lightly crushed granite. T/ Full mouthfeel. Massive, but clean, tannic backbone. Woods in totally harmony with blackberries, black fruits, and stewed, soft plums. Long, jammy, slightly […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Jarhead, 2009

Note: Jarhead Wine Company supports the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. So know that when you are enjoying this wine you are also helping out a defender of your freedoms. http://www.mcsf.org http://www.jarheadred.com/ N/ Crisp, clean, slight chlorinated spring water, yellow tropicals. Intriguing hint of spice. Light-to-medium oak. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel.  Nicely weighted glycerol. Clean, full yellow […]

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