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2006 Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Chile

root1Nice garnet color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, plum, raspberry, cranberry, pomegranate, compost, herbs, ash, pencil shavings, menthol, slate earthiness, and subtle use of oak. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, black currants, cherry, minerality, with a moderate finish. I called this Cab Franc from Loire from a ripe vintage. Close, I guess, enjoyable wine that I will revisit.    

Wine Adventure Washington

Robert, Virginia, and I helped Ben at Cadence this past wednesday, and crushed 6 tons of Red Mountain fruit, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cab Franc. All I can say is how eye opening this experience has been, the more I can hang with these gurus of wine making, the more I understand what…Continue Reading

2000 Allegrini Amarone della Valpolicella

A couple came in with this last week, but I don’t think they were a couple, more like japanese-american businessman in his late thirties with a lot of connections and attitude entertaining a moderately good looking but exposing too much cleavage kind of trampy girl looking for a little over-achieving, if you know what I…Continue Reading

2004 Gorman Winery The Evil Twin

50/50 Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, moving toward bouquet, with the fruit taking a couple of steps back. Some animal, baseball card powdery gum component, spice, black pepper, blackberry, plum, some oak, and not earthy. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, nicely balanced tannin and acidity, sililar flavor profile, and a long finish of well…Continue Reading