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2007 Cuvee Sasha

Posted on November 1, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

You know, I did enjoy this wine, but found is a little flimsier than some of the other wines I’ve had from the same region. Some neat rose petal elements, with some nice velvety tannins and herbaceous jam. Definitely a nice blend. Will likely do better with some serious decanting and another couple years in the bottle.

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B Wise 2005 Trios Proprietary Red

Posted on October 31, 2009 - Filed Under American wines, Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This wine is a wonderful blend from B Wise Vineyards, with fantastic candied plum and dark berry flavors, with an underlying core of anise and clove. It’s slightly perfumey, and should definitely be decanted at least two hours prior to drinking. Additional cellaring should only enhance the balance.

Recommended!

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The Heiress

Posted on September 20, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Spanish wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Life is so good.

This movie…so good. Aaron Copeland’s score is perfect. The emotion & humanity…so pin-point. The performances are classic, the storyline, devine…they truly don’t make movies like this. Can you imagine asking Aaron Copeland to score your movie?

The wine…A 2007 Spanish Syrah / Tempranillo blend from Care..with hints of caramel, cedar, rusty pipe, strawberry, and seltzer water, rated 90 pts WS…

It’s just okay.

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2007 Nabuko

Posted on September 18, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Spanish wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This wine is from Southern Spain, and 90 pts for $15 @ Central Market.

I found it to have some nice notes of cedar, spice box, and brine.

Sara says, “It smells like terrible.”

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2001 Weinert Carrascal

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

You know, sometimes I think wine flavor descriptions are totally arbitrary. On my wine tour last weekend, they were using phrases like “honeyed vanilla tobacco” and “chocolate-covered cherry.” Ugh. If you find a red wine, that actually tastes like vanilla tobacco, buy me a bottle.

Now, I bring this up because this wine actually mentions and tastes like chocolate. Yum! Its a dark, mysterious, and sensual wine; jazz in an alley. Sort of bitter, but it grows on you. Vino de Nosferatu….

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2002 Texas Hills Tre Paesano

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Texas wines, Wine Reviews, region | Leave a Comment

Oooh…cherry! Bing cherry! Its tart, but in a good way. I really like this wine. Its red, and not too sweet, but refreshing nonetheless. It does get a little sour at time, but so does spoiled milk, and everyone LOVES spoiled milk.

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2003 Nepetine Tryst

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, style | Leave a Comment

It has been a while since I wrote a review, but this wine knocked me out of my slumber! Robust, sweet, spicy…what a great blend!

It has the jamminess of the zin, the plumminess of the cab, and the, uh, temperanilloness of the temperanillo. The Condor says, “Caw! I am a Condor! Condors are birds of prey! Caw! Caw!”

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2000 Laurel Glen Red Wine

Posted on September 13, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Wine Reviews, style | Leave a Comment

This is a mix of Syrah, Zinfandel, Barbera, blah, blah, blah….
This is a dark, mysterious, opiate of a wine. Dim the lights my friends. Its gonna be a sultry night…

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