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2004 Nicholas Cole Camille

This merlot-driven Washington cuvee shows big fruit slathered with big, but fine, wood. Layers of deep black cherries, some slightly bruised, unsweetened chocolate, and espresso, are sandwiched between thin layers of French oak, offering richness, some depth on the mid-palate, and wood-spice flavors, cedar and sandalwood. Drink with something very thick, very red, and only slightly cooked. Recommended.
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2009 Inspiration Vineyards Viognier

This is an excellent, balanced expression of Viognier that is a pleasure to drink. Medium yellow straw, vibrant, clear in the glass. The nose is as fragrant as a Viognier should be, but not overpowering with notes of white peach, lime zest, hint of guava. Great viscosity and weight on the palate, but not cloying as some of this varietal can be with accents of peach, stone fruits, and citrus. Pair with seafood (crab) and grilled chicken, amongst others. Read the extended review on Simple Hedonisms.
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Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2005 Miguel Torres Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc “Selection”

Found this 2005 forgotten in the basement and brought it up for dinner tonight. What a great surprise! It was a bit warm but I twisted open the screwcap and sweet grass and herbs wafted out. The aromas persisted upon pouring: more sweet meadow herbs, a bit of limestone. On the palate, plenty of body, great balance, but the finish was a bit on the short side. Reminiscent of a very good white Bordeaux, with an appealing strain of chalkiness running through it. Highly recommended.
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2006年 浮士德 赤霞珠

酒庄主是一位在纳帕谷的重要人士,也是另一家更高端的Quintessa酒庄主的堂兄弟。这款酒闻起来有黑莓,桉树,大地的味道。丰富的口感似乎是由众多种味道融为而成:黑葡萄干,可可/巧克力,甚至一些南瓜派混合香料的触感。有水果味,但是单宁略微有些重,且酒有点“热“(14.5%酒精度)使它看起来有点不够平衡。一个给力的中等长度的余味还略带甜味。总之相比起来在纳帕其他较为昂贵的邻居来说这是一款相当不错的酒,可以尝试架烤牛排和它搭配。极力推荐。 标签:2006年,美乐,品丽珠,赤霞珠,加利福尼亚州,浮士德,Faust,马尔贝克,纳帕谷,小味儿多,Quintessa,红葡萄酒,酒评,酒
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2008 Cristom灰皮诺

清晰,明亮,柔和的金黄色。中等浓度的梨香,杏香,焦糖布丁香及矿物质的味道。味道上为干白,中等酸度,中等酒精度,和梨,苹果,柑橘,柠檬水的风味。口腔里的明显的温热表明了略高的酒精度。中等长度的余味。与水果味沙拉搭配是首选。推荐级别。 标签:Cristom葡萄园,埃奥拉-友好山,俄勒冈州,灰皮诺,品酒笔记,白葡萄酒,威拉米特谷,酒
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2009 Edmunds St. John Wylie Syrah

如果你认为所有加州西拉是酒体重且浓郁的水果味,那这款从埃德蒙兹圣约翰(Edmunds St. John)的2009 Wylie会让你重新审视西拉在加州的特点。这是一款果汁浓郁且让人垂涎的酒,有着相当愉悦的余味。明亮清澈的红宝石/石榴石的颜色,它比起大多数加州的酒的话更于法国罗讷(Rhône)北部的酒。在香气和口味而言,它是既活泼又十分令人兴奋的酒,从辛香味(香菜,白胡椒)渐渐向像丹麦的樱桃味糖浆类的味道转移。另一点令人回味的是还具有根汁汽水的味道,以及一点点肉香,像干腌猪肉或陈年牛肉干。总之这是一款非常令人满意的,易于佐餐的葡萄酒。 标签:2009年,加利福尼亚州,Edmunds St. John,埃德蒙兹圣约翰,红葡萄酒,西拉,酒评,酒