Monthly Archives: April 2013

2009 Henry of Pelham Baco Noir

Inky dark in color (you should have seen the cork!) with am earthy nose as well as some dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some dark berries and earth notes to match the nose. Maybe even some … Continue reading

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Casa Dea 2010 Pinot Noir

I had the pleasure of attending the County in the City event at the Berkeley . A number of wineries from Prince Edward County came down to bring the fruits of their labour to our front door. I applaud those … Continue reading

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EL HALCÓN OLD VINE TEMPRANILLO 2009

In the world of big wines Tempranillo’s can be big! Being an old vines I was excited. Dark in color with a subtle nose of black berries. On the mid pallet this wine is dominated by big alcohol (that passes … Continue reading

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2011 Megalomaniac Homegrown Red

I quote from Wikipedia “Megalomania is a psychopathological disorder characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, or omnipotence. ‘Megalomania is characterized by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs’. Can you tell the … Continue reading

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2010 13th St Cab/Merlot

Dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet this wine is a deep rich cab, fruit forward with lovely dark cherries coming through. On the medium length finish the wine has some nice well … Continue reading

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2010 7 Deadly Zins Zinfandel

Dark in color with a lovely red berry nose, a little on the milder side and even some jammy notes coming through. On the mid pallet the wine displays some nice slightly jammy flavors, black berries, and some plums. The … Continue reading

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Collavini Proseco

Pale in color with a nice crisp minerally nose. On the mid pallet this is another smooth well made easy drinking Proseco. Nice crisp, dry flavors with some nice apple notes. The bubbles are nice and light. This is a … Continue reading

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WILLY GISSELBRECHT TRADITION SYLVANER 2011 mini review

Another one from the Vinexx portfolio tasting. Pale in color with a nose similar to a Riesling with some honeysuckle coming through. On the mid pallet the wine has some slightly sweet flavors along with some nice crisp citrus flavors. … Continue reading

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2012 Kacba Susan’s Sauvignon Blanc

This is the first year for this wine at Kacaba. I had the opportunity to taste this out of the tank bank in the fall and it was showing very well. I pre bought 6 of them! Pale in color … Continue reading

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2010 MUD HOUSE PINOT NOIR mini review

Another one from the Vinexx portfolio tasting. Garnet in color with a varietal red berry pinot nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some mild pinot flavors, red berries, strawberry backed by some acidity on the finish along with … Continue reading

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GIACOMO MORI CHIANTI 2009

Dark in color with a nose of red dried fruits, some wood and some earthy notes. On the mid pallet are some dried red fruits to match the nose. On the finish the wine is backed by some firm acidity … Continue reading

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2008 Calamus Red

I’ve been to Calamus a number of times and never been disappointed. Derek and Pat have done a great job of setting up a winery that brings simple approachable wines at reasonable prices to the masses. I love what they … Continue reading

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SCOTT FAMILY ESTATE DIJON CLONE CHARDONNAY 2011

Slightly golden in color with a lovely varietal chard nose with vanilla and butterscotch coming through. On the mid palle the wine is slightly creamy, along with some beautiful vanilla, oak, and some apple flavors. The wine is medium in … Continue reading

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