Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Pride Cabernet 2006

Pride Mountain Vineyards, Napa Sonoma, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 In the nose there is a sense of Bordeaux, with cigar box and sweet pipe tobacco to augment the black fruit. In the mouth you find plenty of structure in a ripe … Continue reading

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Paloma Merlot 2006

Paloma, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District, Merlot 2006 Sweet liquer-like fruit fills the glass. In the mouth, the expression of fruit is dynamic and kissed by oak. Also, there is the acidity lacking in many of Merlot’s flabby cousins – … Continue reading

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Ancien Carneros Pinot 2006

Ancien, Carneros, Toyon Farm, Pinot Noir 2006 The nose features red fruits, smokiness and charred wood.  In the mouth, the cherries and strawberries sing and are accompanied by an oaky sweetness and creamy texture. Winemakers Ken and Teresa Bernards, Bot. … Continue reading

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Rancho Sisquoc Riesling 2007

Rancho Sisquoc, Santa Barbara County, Riesling 2007 The fruit in the nose has a candied character and a bit of petrol has developed.  In the mouth is the perfect ratio of sweet to tart, residual sugar balancing acidity – very … Continue reading

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Duckhorn Sauvignon 2008

Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Bright citrus marks the nose and repeats in the mouth. There’s plenty of the acidity that you would expect as well as a richness as in the previous vintage, owing to some barrel … Continue reading

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