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USA, Moscato (White Blend of), Mondavi, Woodbridge, Lodi, California, 2010

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A white blend of: 40% Muscat Canelli, 34% Muscat Orange, 10% Muscat Alexander, 8% Gewürztraminer, and 8% “aromatic white varietals”. N/ Fresh rain, fresh cream, caramelized green apple, round minerality. Cotton candy. T/ Full mouthfeel. Sweet, dripping ripe and caramelized yellows. Soft, confectionery laden, stewed hay. Winemaker = Todd Ziemann http://www.robertmondavi.com/woodbridge Price = $7.99 Rating = […]

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USA, Red Blend (60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot), Mondavi, Woodbridge, Lodi, 2009

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N/ Pronounced vegetal and bell pepper (lessened by vigorous swirling). Stale plums and brick dust. Neither balanced, nor attractive. T/ Medium-full to full mouthfeel. Chalky plum stew. Wet, black earth juice. The finish is surprisingly pleasant, given the sub par body. It is a sort of rhubarb stew with some woody notes. Much improved on […]

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USA, White Blend (Pinot Grigio dominated), Mondavi, Woodbridge, Lodi, 2010

White blend of: 76% Pinot Grigio, 21% “aromatic white varieties”, and 3% Sauvignon Blanc. N/ Simple and fairly flat, but with nice touches of: grapefruit, lime zest, river stones, green grasses, and light burlap. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel.  Tart, refreshing acid pop hits first, and then leads to light, crisp citrus notes. Ending is […]

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Sparkling Wine / Champagne / Cava / Cremant / Prosecco = “Sparkling Spectacular”

This following wines were part of blind tasting by the #SDWM (twitter hashtag) group – our “Sparkling Spectacular”. We were fortunate enough to have bottles of bubbles from all over the world, a dozen of which I found interesting enough to write up. The results were quite surprising.  Flat-out amazing deals exist in the sparkling […]

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