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2006 Mission La Caminade Cahors

Posted on October 20, 2009 - Filed Under French wines, Malbec, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This French malbec added some very nice vine, green pepper, and acidity with bright fruits, stone and a floral nose. Tastier than one might expected from an imported $11 French Malbec.

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2006 Perrin & Fils Vinsombres

Posted on September 19, 2009 - Filed Under Cotes du Rhone, French wines, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This is a subtle cotes du rhone with mild tannins, and a very pleasant, perfumy taste. Nice hints of lavendar, hazelnut, and honey blossom…but I find myself wishing for a little more bite.

Mike says, “It’s like a chick with big gigantic tits that are fake.”

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2006 Louis M Martini Cabernet

Posted on September 18, 2009 - Filed Under Cabernet, Reviews, Wine Reviews, style | Leave a Comment

They sell the shit out of this wine every you go. It sports some high rating from some place, and you can get it for $12.99. I found it to be thin, obnoxious, and generally lacking in flavor or uniqueness. I poured it down the sink.

Comment of the night: “This wine tastes like it was made by the same person who made Two Girls One Cup.”

Good times…

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Amavi Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Cabernet, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Man, I’ve been posting old reviews all day! I had such terrible taste; things have really changed.

For starters, I’m a cab man, now, but actually starting to move beyong it. I like my wines big for now, but without much fruit. I get off to words like blueberry, resin, pencil lead, cassis, tobacco, etc.

Each Sunday, I try to have a “special wine”, and tonight’s was a $27 wine from Central Market sporting a Wine Spectator score of 94.

Its an elegant, balanced wine. Nice flavors of soil, bakers chocolate, cassis, and pencil lead, with hints of cedar and spice box on the nose. Over time, notes of vanilla extract and licorice emerge…

I’d actually like to see a little more fruit, but its certainly an outstanding cab, if a little solemn.

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