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2007 Hendry Cabernet Sauvignon Hendry Vineyard

Napa Valley more

10/20/2012 - raypedia wrote: 89 points

Strong blackberry, black currant and cedar on the nose. Initial burst of black fruit, spice, and an earthy undertone on the palate. Full-bodied, very tannic, but with a structure that suggests it could improve with 3-5 years of additional cellaring. Long finish with cedar and tart dark fruit. Heavy sediment, so let the bottle rest upright for a day or two, or decant well. For drinking during 2012-2013, an hour or so in the decanter would probably give good results, otherwise lay it down until 2014, then drink for the next 4 or 5 years. (Drank at Yield Wine Bar in San Francisco.)

  • Comment posted by Alpha L:

    12/8/2014 6:36:00 PM - Thanks for the comment. I have always liked Hendry Cab and I just picked up several bottles of the 2007; I look forward to trying them.

Red

2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Lirac Clos de Sixte

Red Rhone Blend more

2/22/2014 - Benito0902 Likes this wine: NR

The wine is young red purple in colour however its lip was quite transparent. There were predominate Grenache aromas of red fruit which followed through onto the pallet which despite the wine’s 15% alcohol content were not in the over ripe spectrum. The pallet was luscious and full had cherries, strawberries and a hint of floralness which was possibly rose and the tannins were soft. The wine initially showed some barn yard characters ( E did not get these) , however after about an hour the fruit began to dominate and was quite sweet and bordering on jammy. The wine was full bodied and smooth and the alcohol was not particularly discernible. The wine had definite legs and there was no sediment in the bottle. E thought the wine was fruitier at the beginning than I did.

Overall we liked: the fruit flavours, its balance and smooth full good mouth feel

Criticisms: Fruit is possibly a little too sweet for me; it was full bodied without much spiciness or additional complexity

Overall a nice wine with good fruit flavors we would be happy to drink again.

Notes: Composition 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre 14 months in 35% new oak. $35 from Vintage Cellars Ultimo.

  • Comment posted by Alpha L:

    11/25/2014 9:03:00 PM - Thanks, I enjoyed your note about the wine. I have six and have not tried them yet. I look forward to comparing them to your notes.

Red

2011 Cornerstone Cellars Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley more

11/5/2014 - isaacjamesbaker wrote: 90 points

Mixed Blinds (My Place - Washington, DC): Bright red cherry colored. Cool red fruit bursts from the glass (strawberries, cherries and raspberries), along with a hefty dose of spice (oregano, black pepper, nettles) and some sweet coffee. Fresh and inviting on the palate with high acid, smooth tannins and tangy strawberries, raspberries and red currants. I like the kick of pepper, soy and wet leaves. The cedar and coffee notes are integrated well into the overall package. Bright and fresh but lots of complexity. Ready to drink but able to hold.

  • Comment posted by Alpha L:

    11/21/2014 9:32:00 PM - Very nice and informative note. I have several and cannot wait to try them.

Red

2007 Jarvis Winery Merlot

Napa Valley more

11/5/2012 - CarloVino wrote: 82 points

Tasted this wine in the Jarvis tasting room after an excellent tour of the property. Wine was delicious. Brought home, stored at 58 degrees for two years. Opened it and it was flat, boring, uneventful and clearly not something I would have bought. Cork was fine, no noticable "burnt" color on the edge, not much of a nose. I have to think this particular bottle was flawed.

  • Comment posted by Alpha L:

    10/25/2014 1:13:00 PM - Your note is real good, but if you feel a wine you taste is flawed, it would help if you did not rate it.

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