Tasting Notes

Wine Reviews

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2006 La Stella Allegretto

This Merlot comes from BC's Okanagan Valley. I found plum, dark berries and rose petal on the nose. On the palate, it had supple tannins and a level of acidity that worked with flavors of plum, dark berries, bl...
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2008 Bodegas Etchart Reserve Malbec

On the nose I got espresso, bittersweet chocolate, herbs, spice, pepper, dark black fruit, plums, apple cider (yea, I realize that’s odd and out of place), earth, cloves, wood. I said in my notes “this smells l...
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2007 Curran Grenache Blanc

At a recent visit with Kris Curran at their Lompoc winery, we were greeted with the Curran Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, 2007. This spicy little number was an amazing departure from the mor e well known Ch...
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2005 Chateau de Bellevue

This is a deeply opaque wine and surprisingly complex wine. The nose opened with blackcurrant and cedar, with a background aroma of vanilla cream, but very light, not overpowering wood-based vanilla. The palat...