Daily Archives: November 16, 2009

St. James Friendship School Red

St. James Winery, Ozark Mountain, Friendship School Red nv This is mildly sweet and light-bodied with a little grapiness. The grape behind this wine is the French hybrid Rougeon. P&B in St. James, Missouri 12.5% $7.99 at the winery St. … Continue reading

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Alto Moncayo veraton 2007

Bodegas Alto Moncayo, Campo De Borja DO, veraton 2007 The oaky notes ring loud and clear with sweet red candy and a soft, rich profile. This wine is 100% Garnacha. Winemaker Chris Ringland from Australia. Estate bottled in Bulbuente 15.5% … Continue reading

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Pirramimma Shiraz 2005

Pirramimma, McLaren Vale, Shiraz 2005 There’s a heavy heft of oak in this wine, from the beginning to the end with a dark chocolate character as well. Winemaker Geoff Johnston GP&B in McLaren Vale 14% $18.79 at Bottle Barn Pirramimma

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Marques de Caceres Crianza 2005

Marques de Caceres, Rioja, Crianza 2005 Unfortunately the first bottle of this vintage tasted in November ’09 had a little cork taint which suppressed the nose and adding uncharacteristic astringency on the palate. The second bottle tasted in July 2010 … Continue reading

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fre Red

Sutter Home, Fre, Premium Red 2007 The nose is very grapy, smelling like a croissant slathered with blackberry jam. In the mouth it is light, sweet and fruity with a little bit of tannic grip – interesting. The alcohol has … Continue reading

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Fort Ross Rose 2008

Fort Ross, Sonoma Coast, Fort Ross Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Rose 2008 There are cherries and raspberries in the nose and the mouth is bone dry with a little warmth. P&B in Napa 14.2% purchased for $9.69 at Bottle Barn Fort … Continue reading

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