Daily Archives: April 10, 2008

Focus on Arlaud

Domaine Arlaud Bourgogne Roncevie 2006 Give it time to open and then the cherries and earthy character will show. Plenty of acidity and a touch of tannin. Sourced from the lieux-dit Roncevie in Gevrey. Mis a Morey Saint Denis 12.5% … Continue reading

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Monterey Pinot

Vision Cellars Santa Lucia Highlands Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005 The nose is sweet with a sense of stewed cherries. The palate is rich and fruity, framed by acidity with a little warmth. Winemaker Mac MacDonald. P&B in Rutherford 14.5% … Continue reading

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Heading south of San Francisco for Pinot Noir

Hallcrest Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Belle Farms Pinot Noir 2005 Earth and brambles to smell with tart cherries and a silky texture. The brett is in check but will be too much for some. Winemaker and proprietor John Schumacher. 13.9% … Continue reading

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Fresh Rose

The 2007 Pink wines are hitting the streets, just in time for a few warm days this spring. County Line Anderson Valley Rose 2007 Lots of acid and a sense of the vitamin C you might take in the morning. … Continue reading

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