Daily Archives: April 9, 2010

Harney Lane Petite Sirah 2006

Harney Lane, Lodi, Petite Sirah 2006 This is dense as you would expect yet the tannins are ripe, making it accessible in now – nice and a class favorite. Proprietors Kyle and Jorja Lerner, the 5th generation growing grapes in … Continue reading

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Justin Justification 2006

Justin Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles, Justification 2006 The nose features crushed leaves, black fruits, cookie dough with vanilla and  sweet tobacco. In the mouth it is quite structured, tight at this point, just a baby. Yet the fruit is … Continue reading

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Reynoso Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Reynoso Family Vineyards, Alexander Valley, Sauvignon Blanc 2008 There’s a nice waft of citrus in the nose with stone fruits like peaches and nectarines. In the mouth the story of citrus continues, with a soft profile and long flavors of … Continue reading

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Allegrini Valpolicella 2008

Allegrini, Valpolicella 2008 The nose smells of sweet black fruit. The fruitiness repeats on the palate with a light sense of tannin and long acidity – nice. These are notes from our tasting at the estate in the summer of … Continue reading

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Cantina Terlano 2008

During my visit to the Alto Adige in the summer of 2009 I had the opportunity to try these wines at the Cantina. Today they are available on the west coast of the United States. Cantina Terlano, Alto Adige, Pinot … Continue reading

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