Monthly Archives: March 2009

Talon Cabernet 2005

Returning late after teaching my Wine Marketing class tonight I opened an innocuous Pinot Grigio while reading the mail. Linda made an extraordinary meatloaf the other night so I decided to open a red to drink with that after a … Continue reading

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Carol Shelton Zinfandel

We recently visited with Carol and Mitch at their winery in Santa Rosa. Carol makes Zin from grapes sourced throughout the state of California. One of the gems that we tasted was sourced from San Bernardino County while two others … Continue reading

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Rene Renou Bonnezeau 1999

Rene Renou, Bonnezeaux, Tri de Vendanges 1999 Mis en bouteille par Rene Renou, proprietaire et recoltant a Thouarce 13% $27.99 for a 500ml bottle at the Wine Merchant

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Dow’s Boardroom Tawny

Dow’s, Porto, Boardroom, Reserve Tawny nv In the nose there is caramel and overt alcohol. In the mouth the same follows through though the often tolerated burn is a bit too much given the rather light concentration of flavor. Bottle … Continue reading

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Pinot Noir Old World and New

Foley, Sta. Rita Hills, Rancho Santa Rosa, Pinot Noir 2007 There is ripe candied fruit in the nose while the mouth is supple and elegant with oak working in a supportive role in the backgound. P&B in Lompoc 14.3% $35.99 … Continue reading

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D.H. Lescombes Cabernet Franc 2007

D.H. Lescombes, New Mexico, Limited Release, Cabernet Franc 2007 I’ve been fortunate to taste this wine 4 times since the Chronicle Wine Competition judging in January and it really is a star. It puts together the best of Bordeaux and … Continue reading

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Carol Shelton Wild Thing 2004

Carol Shelton, Mendocino County, Cox Vineyard, Wild Thing, Zinfandel 2004 Jammy berry and black pepper star in the nose while the mouth features an almost liqueur-like sense of blackberries. V&B in Sebastopol 16% $29.99 at the Wine Merchant Carol Shelton

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Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz 2008

Lindemans, South Eastern Australia, Bin 50 Shiraz 2008 In the nose there is a light level of black fruits and oaky essence. The wine is very light-bodied with sweet black fruit, a little low-level RS and a touch of grippiness. … Continue reading

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Leitz Riesling 2006

Leitz, Rheingau, Rudesheimer, Klosterlay, Riesling, Auslese 2006 Awesome concentration and great balance in the dance of sugar and acid. Erzeugerabfullung in Rudesheim 8.5% $22.49 for a 500ml bottle at the Wine Merchant in Clayton, Missouri Weingut Josef Leitz

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Kerpen Riesling 2007

Kerpen, Mosel, Wehlener, Sonnenuhr, Riesling, Kabinett 2007 Fresh stone fruits are in full force and a lovely sweet and tart essence is in the mouth. Gutsabfullung in Bernkastel-Wehlen 9.0% $20.69 at the Wine Merchant in Clayton, Missouri Weingut Kerpen

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