Monthly Archives: November 2012

Salida 2009 tempranillo

This is a salute to winemaker, Douglas James McCrea, who just sold his interest in McCrea Cellars’ spot at the Olympia Wine Tasting Bar to Marchetti Wines (owners Richard Patrick Larosa and Sally Parker). Suffice this to say, there is … Continue reading

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Edna Valley Vineyard 2009 Paragon chardonnay (California)

Tasted at 52-58 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: light straw. Nose: teacher’s apple, summer melon, peach. Mouthfeel: light-bodied with a slight tang. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: (<58 degrees) peach, lemon, nectarine; (58 and up) orange zest, grapefruit … Continue reading

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Glaze Wines 2010 cabernet sauvignon

Tasted at 52-67 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: thick garnet. Nose: cherry pie, cherry creme, strawberry. Mouthfeel: soft, lithe, medium-bodied. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: plum, blackberry liqueur, resin, young cedar, warm spices, dried herbs, blueberry, black licorice, … Continue reading

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Guardian Cellars 2011 Angel sauvignon blanc

Tasted at 43-56 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: luminescent light straw. Nose: guava, mountain apple, grapefruit. Mouthfeel: zingy acids. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: lemon blossom, pear, lime, quarry, freshly cracked granite. Food pairing: parmesan chicken. Alcohol:14.0%. Columbia … Continue reading

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Venica 2009 Collio Sauvignon (Italy) sauvignon blanc

Tasted at 51-60 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: 18k gold. Nose: pink grapefruit, guava. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: lemon rind, nectarine, zesty grapefruit, lemon flower, club soda, suave acids. Food pairing was Mario Batali’s lethal … Continue reading

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Left Coast Cellars 2006 Cali’s Cuvee pinot noir (Oregon)

Tasted at 59-66 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: clear black cherry. Nose: rose petals, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, cherries, wet black soil. Mouthfeel: light-bodied with a little heat from the 14.5% ABV. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: black raspberry, … Continue reading

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Tre Nova 2008 Bonatello sangiovese

Tasted at 55-59 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: black cherry. Nose: soft, fluffy layers of cherries, Miracle Gro topsoil, hazelnut almond chocolate. Mouthfeel: loose. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: tart cherry, cranberry, hazelnut, firm spices, bandages. Alcohol: 14.5%. … Continue reading

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