Daily Archives: April 25, 2008

Being Frank

Frank Family Napa Valley Zinfandel 2006 Known for awesome Cabernet, tonight we sample their Zin. This wine smells of vanilla and other essences of dessert. There’s lots of extract, very jammy in black fruit and a healthy heft of tannin. … Continue reading

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Rhone grapes here and there

Les Restanques de Pibarnon Bandol 2003 This is a good value offering from Pibarnon, showing ripe fruit overlaid with ripe tannins. This wine gets better each time I taste it. The complexity is there and the edges are softening when … Continue reading

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Break out the saddle

Bridlewood Central Coast Winner’s Circle Selection “Blue Roan” Syrah 2004 Just a few evenings ago we tasted another of the Winner’s Circle Selection Syrah and it was true to the the house style showing lots of oak essence wound into … Continue reading

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Celebrate with pink in the South of France

  Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris 2007 This has been a stellar rose with traditional complexity and suppleness. The ’07 is very fresh, just full of strawberries, crisp yet filled out and far from lean. The grapes are … Continue reading

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