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USA, Syrah, Thornton, 2006

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N/ Beautiful aromatics fill the glass right after opening. Gorgeous and floral.  Quite unique for a Syrah. Barrel room, violets, rosemary and pepper. Beautiful. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Dripping red berriesmarinated in black pepper. Solid wood-work.  Luscious. Notes – Even after 3 hours, no loss of fruit or any signs offlattening. – Unlike many big reds, was no […]

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USA, Thornton, Viognier, 2007, Bottle Variations, Closures

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This is an absolutely wonderful, if not downright fascinating Viognier.It is also a decent example of a far-too-common challenge facedby winemakers…In the fantastic book “To Cork or not to Cork” by Gorger Taber (which I will post a full review on later) many examples are given that detail bottle-to-bottle variations.The scenes generally play out like this… a […]

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