Monthly Archives: May 2009

McWilliam’s Hanwood Riesling 2007

McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate, South Eastern Australia, Riesling 2007 Lime and petrol combine in the nose with a bit of fresh, sweet flowers. In the mouth there is a nice sweetart character; this light-bodied Riesling is clean and refreshing. The RS … Continue reading

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Zahn Riesling Trocken 2007

Weingut Zahn, Saale-Unstrut, Kaatschener, Dachsberg, Riesling, Trocken 2007 In the nose their are fresh limes cast over minerals. This wine is tart and tangy, light-bodied, with persistent acidity. There is 5.6 grams per litre residual sugar but you won’t notice … Continue reading

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Six Sigma Sauvignon 2006

Six Sigma, Lake County, Rooster Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc 2006 This wine is amazingly fresh for an ’06 California Sauvignon. There’s plenty of citrus in the nose as well as some freshly mown grass. In the mouth, the acidity is dazzling … Continue reading

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deLorimier Lace 2006

deLorimier, Alexander Valley, Estate Bottled, Late Harvest, Lace 2006 This is rich and tropical with a lovely sense of dried apricots and balancing acidity. The botrytised grapes behind the wine are 55% Muscat Blanc and 45% Semillon, harvested at 29.9 … Continue reading

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Carol Shelton Sweet Caroline 2006

Carol Shelton, Russian River Valley, Fanucchi Vineyard, Sweet Caroline, Trousseau Gris 2006 This is a light-bodied dessert wine from a grape that makes some very acidic table wines. There’s actually a grapy character to this wine that I associate with … Continue reading

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Haywood Los Chamizal Zin 2006

Haywood, Sonoma Valley, Los Chamizal Vineyard, Estate, Zinfandel 2006 The nose puts together many facets of Zin.  There’s pruniness, black pepper and a sense of Port. In the mouth, this is a structured Zin, supporting plenty of fruit and a … Continue reading

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Rodney Strong Reserve Pinot 2006

Rodney Strong, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Reserve, Pinot Noir 2006 The nose is shut down and the mouth is fairly astringent. I suspect a low level of TCA is cloaking the true nature of this wine. Tom Klein owner … Continue reading

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Woodenhead Buena Tierra Pinot 2006

Woodenhead, Russian River Valley, Buena Tierra Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2006 There’s liqueur-like black fruit in the nose and a supple, ripe mouthful of berries.P&B in Forestville 14.5% $55 at the winery Woodenhead

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Acorn Sangiovese 2006

Acorn, Russian River Valley, Alegria Vineyards, Sangiovese 2006 Cherry and vanilla mark the nose while the mouth features cherry fruit, Sangiovese’s characteristic acidity, a light dusting of tannin and a bit of creaminess – nice. The grapes for this wine … Continue reading

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Bedrock Rose 2008

Bedrock Wine Co., Sonoma Valley, Ode to Lulu, Rose of Mourvedre 2008 This is a broader style of rose reminiscent of the south of France with hints of brick to see a little added weight on the palate. The grapes … Continue reading

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