Daily Archives: October 30, 2008

Foxen Toasted Rope Syrah 2006

Foxen, Santa Ynez Valley, Toasted Rope, Syrah 2006 There are raisins and freshly stewed fruits in the nose, like the smells you get when making a warm compote in the winter. The mouth is extremely supple and sweet appearing, with … Continue reading

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Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel 2005

Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles, Esprit de Beaucastel 2005 The brett is dominating the nose and while it works for this style of wine, it will put off some looking for a cleaner approach in the New World. The gaminess … Continue reading

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