Monthly Archives: August 2013

Davenport Cellars 2012 Rose de Vins

Rose wines are a harbinger for the red vintage and it just reinforces that 2012 will be a killer. Lethal. Tasted at 52-62 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: deep strawberry. Mouthfeel: slight spritz, velvety, luscious. Nose/Flavors: strawberries, candied … Continue reading

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Marilyn 2012 Sauvignon Blonde (California)

Tasted at 55-58 degrees on the IR temp gun. Nose: lemon custard, peach. Color: luminescent light gold. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: green melon, pomelo. Alcohol: 13%. Vinted and bottled by Nova Wines, Oakville, CA. 5th vintage. 100% … Continue reading

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Open Road Wine Company 2011 barbera

Tasted at 63-65 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark garnet-magenta. Nose: raspberry pomegranate. Mouthfeel: tingly, tart, medium-bodied. Tail trail: 6 seconds. Flavors: cranberry, hibiscus, loganberry, cloves, cinnamon. Food pairing was frozen pizza (bullseye). Alcohol: 13.5%. Rosebud Vineyard. Wahluke … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2008 Weinbau Vineyard cabernet franc

Tasted at 64-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Luxurious dark magenta in the Riedel with essences of black currant crème, raspberry, and char spilling over the rim, this coy gem delivered heaps of black fruit, black pepper, blueberry, soft … Continue reading

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Flying Dreams Winery 2009 tempranillo

Tasted at 59-66 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: black raspberry jello. Nose: cedar, smoke, dried tobacco leaves, raspberry. Mouthfeel: soft medium. Tail trail: 7 seconds. Flavors: bright red cherry, red plum, cigar room, vanilla, blueberry, oolong, sweet lumber. … Continue reading

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Jones of Washington 2007 Barrel Select red wine

Tasted at 58-63 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: fluffy magenta. Nose: raspberry, black pepper, cherry. Mouthfeel: medium. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: black cherry, black currant, cranberries, cherry tart, tangy spices, macerated tumbleweeds, twangy tannins, smoked sausage. Food … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2010 Lewis Vineyard syrah

Tasted at 54-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Energetic deep garnet throughout with aromas of smoked bacon and rainforest after an autumn storm. Earthy. Mushroomy. Bacony. Thick and full on the palate with slow rolling tunes of ripe black … Continue reading

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