Monthly Archives: June 2011

Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet 2003

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Art Series, Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 The nose sports cherries, both dried and fresh, cocoa, dusty and sandy Cape Leeuwin pathways and pipe tobacco. In the mouth, this wine, less than ten years on since the harvest, … Continue reading

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St. Supery Elu 2005

St. Supery, Napa Valley, Elu 2005 The nose features Cassis and cigar box, some leafy, Bordeauxish character, complex and sprinkled as if with fresh tobacco. In the mouth this wine is chewy yet approachable, enhanced with oak. Think of serving … Continue reading

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Seghesio Barbera 2009

Seghesio, Alexander Valley, Barbera 2009 This wine always exudes a sweetness in nose, displaying its ripe fruit and oaky accents.  In the mouth it is supple and rich, with a viscosity not often seen in Barbera – very decadent. This has … Continue reading

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Balletto Pinot Noir 2009

Balletto, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Estate Bottled, Pinot Noir 2009  The nose features fresh strawberries and rhubarb with a bit of forest floor for complexity. In the mouth the fruit is fresh and vibrant, the body is light and … Continue reading

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Hanna Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Hanna, Russian River Valley, Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc 2010  Notes back through the 2004 vintage show a consistent thread of bright citrus and high acidity. The latest release, 2010, couples the citrus with freshly cut grass as in the ’09. A bit … Continue reading

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