Daily Archives: April 10, 2010

Masi Campofiorin 2006

Masi, Rosso Del Veronese IGT, Campofiorin, Ripasso 2006 The nose features leather, cherries, fresh and dried, as well as licorice. The mouth displays tart cherries, a long thread of acidity and the complexity of an appropriate dash of brett. This … Continue reading

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McManis Pinot Grigio 2009

McManis Family Vineyards, California, Pinot Grigio 2009 The fresh fruits leap out of the glass – pineapple, banana, orange – the best sort of cocktail. In the mouth there is a softness and roundness to this Grigio, with perhaps some … Continue reading

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Sbragia Andolsen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Spragia Family Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, Andolsen Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 The nose features Cassis and a touch of the forest floor, a light green element adding complexity and a nice dash of vanilla. In the mouth it is muscular … Continue reading

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Acorn Sangiovese 2007

Acorn, Russian River Valley, Alegria Vineyards, Sangiovese 2007 This wine delivers the acidity of Sangiovese with the ripeness of California – very nice. The grapes for this wine are 98% Sangiovese (7 different clones), 1% Canaiolo and 1% Mammolo. Winegrowers … Continue reading

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J. Lohr Monterey Riesling 2008

J. Lohr Estates, Monterey County, Bay Mist, White Riesling 2008 Over the years this wine has been spot-on with light RS and balancing acidity. The ’08 offers up tropical fruits like fresh melon graced with kiwi. In the mouth it … Continue reading

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Hanna Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Hanna, Russian River Valley, Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Notes back through the 2004 vintage show a consistent thread of bright citrus and high acidity. The current ’09 couples the citrus with freshly cut grass. A bit of petillance adds … Continue reading

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