Tasting Notes

Wine Reviews

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Castelion Blonde Bier de Garde

The color was yellow and cloudy, and it poured up with a very high fluffy head. This beer was very full-bodied. The flavor was a little yeasty and nutty, with very fresh hops. The finish had a touch of bitterne...
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N.V. Jansz Premium Cuvée

Elegant, creamy sparkling wine from Tasmania, with lots of apple in the midpalate. I enjoyed the wine's creaminess, which gave it a lovely mouthfeel. Recommended. WHO Jansz WHAT Sparkling Chardonna Blend W...
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2008 Trajarinho Vinho Verde

It's light, fun, zippy--everything Portuguese Vinho Verde is supposed to be! You'll discover citrus, mineral, and herb notes in the aromas and flavors, along with a bit of yeastiness. You may also sense a sprit...
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2007 Olson Ogden Pinot Noir

The nose opens with lovely Pinot Noir aromas of red fruit, strawberries and cherry stones, with some sage, all with a light dusting of white pepper. The red fruits, sage, and a background of licorice grow from ...
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2006 Rodney Strong Symmetry

This is a huge, exuberant bottle of wine.  Elderberries, blueberries, dark chocolate, hickory smoke, and black cherries are restrained, but just barely, by tobacco from the Cabernet Franc. Tannins are sweet and...
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2004 Darioush Shiraz Signature

If you like wine big, really big, the kind of wine that punches a fist straight out of the glass and into your nose, then crashes around your palate with different flavors and textures duking it out for your at...