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  • 2011 Jean Edwards Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

    The wine is a medium to deep ruby red color. The very inviting nose has cassis, stony minerals, mint, black cherries, cedar, tobacco, baking spices and violets. This has medium body, moderate tannins and very good acidity. On the palate the rich cassis and spice jump out first with cedar, minerals and mint coming in later. The finish has very good length with the fruit and mint seeming to linger forever. For such a young wine, this already tastes very good. Down the road this could turn into something very special.

    This wine was named the Wine of the Week on my blog. Full story at:
    http://cliffswinepicks.com/2014/05/08/wine-of-the-week-2011-jean-edwards-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-napa-valley/

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  • 2011 Château Saint-Roch (Languedoc) Maury Sec Kerbuccio

    The is a deep ruby to purple color. The very enticing nose has blackberry liqueur, blueberries, minerals, dying wood embers, scorched earth, baking spices, violets, and a touch of vanilla. This has a fairly full body, moderate tannins and very good acidity. On the palate the dark berries and spice coat the palate slowly allowing some earthiness, minerals, and a floral note to break through. The finish is long and nicely layered. This is on the young side but it opened nicely after about 45 minutes.

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  • 2009 Lewis Cellars Syrah Ethan's

    The wine is a dark, opaque purple color. The stunning nose is full of crushed berries, minerals, charred meat, scorched earth, vanilla, violets and dark chocolate. This full bodied wine has fairly solid tannins and good acidity. On the palate, the wine is big and brawny but the tannins and acidity hold everything together. The initial assault on your palate is quickly reined in and held together through the long finish. As should be expected from the winery, this is not a wine for the timid or for someone looking for a subtle, nuanced wine. This will club you over the head and leave you asking for more.

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  • TwoSmoochies says:

    7/29/2013 2:59:00 AM - Coming to MKE for a couple days next week after a stop in Door County. Have you been to Pizza Man yet? I have been watching progress on FB and they should be open for business soon.

  • TwoSmoochies says:

    11/22/2011 10:54:00 AM - My husband is from Waukesha and we love wine. We visit Milwaukee at least once per year. Are there any offlines in the area?

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