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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 3 
TypeRed
ProducerThree Wine Company (web)
VarietyMataro
Designationn/a
VineyardSpinelli Vineyard
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSan Francisco Bay
AppellationContra Costa County
UPC Code(s)094922197269

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Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2020 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.7 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 16 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by schaden43 on 1/4/2015 & rated 91 points: After a double pour through a decanter, this wine settled nicely. (409 views)
 Tasted by Cag4 on 12/27/2014 & rated 90 points: Maturing nicely. Much more well integrated than I remember this from a few years ago. (420 views)
 Tasted by budh on 10/28/2014: Apparently closed down a bit. Fruit (plum, cherry, berry) and oak, not much else. Tannins a little rough. Will wait a while on the others... (554 views)
 Tasted by whudock on 9/4/2013 & rated 89 points: the wine is progressing nicely to maturity. Still young and vibrant with all of the taste characteristics pointed out by others. Flavors and structure are much more integrated now. In another few months this should be hitting its stride. (1455 views)
 Tasted by Darkhorn on 6/16/2013 & rated 90 points: Great QPR. Big dark fruits dominate, earthy forest floor, oak, caramel toffee notes. nice soft mouth feel, tannins are in balance. It seems a bit disjointed right now with a little too much oak coming thru, but with time this should mellow and blend together nicely. Overall a really enjoyable and interesting wine. (1490 views)
 Tasted by budh on 5/7/2013 & rated 91 points: Tasted alongside Three 09 and St Francis 06 Mourvedre. This is a lot like the Three 09 when I tasted it a year ago: Nose of red fruit, baking spice, earth, oak, meat, hint of floral. Taste picks up some plum and dark fruit and stoney minerality. Medium acidity and tannins. Nice balance, medium body and long finish. Right now, the 09 is showing higher tannins, no plum, no earth/meat/minerality - apparently closing up a bit before a hoped-for re-opening in a year or two (at least according to Mourvedre description per Tablas Creek website). At this time, the St. Francis seems flatter (less acidic) and less complex. The SF was better and more complex 6 months ago. Conclusion: these wines evolve a lot in the bottle! The 2010 is drinking quite nicely now. (1314 views)
 Tasted by erb on 3/31/2013 & rated 84 points: I agree with other reviews that the wine is young. Initially tasted without food and found the tannins to be mellow and the palate to be heavy on the earth. Decanted and sipped with steak dinner and found the wine to be very pleasant.
The wine looks Crimson colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Forest floor, Mushroom, Game, and Burnt Match. (1415 views)
 Tasted by schaden43 on 2/28/2013 & rated 88 points: Initial minerality. Opened nicely after four hour decant. (1314 views)
 Tasted by whudock on 12/23/2012: entirely too young. The wine lacks integration at this point, even after being open for a couple of hours. It has promise, it needs time. (891 views)

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