Tasting Notes

Wine Reviews

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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...
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2004 Sembro Tempranillo

This lovely Tempranillo spent 9 months in both French and American oak, and it shows. Good amount of spice and sage the bouquet. Surprising weight on the palate lead by a bit of dried dark fruit and toasty oak...
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2007 Jean Bousquet Reserva Malbec

Immediately upon sniffing the wine I thought “cedar chest.” I also found crushed flowers, pencil lead, spice, raspberry, fig, forest floor, anise, cinnamon, and herbs. This nose seemed totally different from a...