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17 October, 2012

Seigneurs de Bergerac 2010 Rouge

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Seigneurs de Bergerac 2010 Rouge Bergerac, France This red wine blend of French varietals has a nose full of leather and strong, jammy plum and cherry. Some vanilla rises up as well when sniffing. When sipping, it strikes me as very smooth with plenty of spice and chocolate. It comes across as Mexican in savoriness,
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17 September, 2012

Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot

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Wild Vines Blackberry Merlot This is a cheap, cheap wine purchase. I’m pretty sure it cost me a whopping $3.50. What can I say? A fruit wine sounded fun while perusing the shelves at Kroger. It’s very purple with red highlights, like a Mr. Sketch grape-scented marker. But little grape makes it into the swallow
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24 August, 2012

St. Somewhere Petit Verdot 2010

Posted in : Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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St. Somewhere Petit Verdot 2010 Paso Robles, CA I was recently introduced to the petit verdot varietal at the Virginia wine tasting I attended at the Angus Barn in June. I was impressed with its versatility in those VA blends, but mostly, I enjoyed finding a petit varietal that wasn’t too tart for my palate.
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8 August, 2012

Protocolo 2011 White Wine

Posted in : Tempranillo - White, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Protocolo 2011 White Wine Castilla, Spain This white wine blend is very light in coloring. It smells like honeysuckle and citrus with afterthoughts of vanilla and cedar. The wine is thin to medium bodied. Plenty of butter coats the mouth. Other than that buttery quality, there is honeydew and perhaps honeysuckle—I’ve never eaten it, so
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6 June, 2012

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon Kentucky When tasting bourbon, I generally get a smell from it that I call “bourbon.” Fancy, I know. So from this point on, I think I’ll only comment when a new bourbon has a smell element to it beyond that distinctive bourboness. And Buffalo Trace does: a little bit of citrus that
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2 May, 2012

La Vieille Ferme Récolte 2010

Posted in : Red Wine, Rhone on by : The Gourmez
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La Vieille Ferme Récolte 2010 Rhone Valley, France This red table wine smells like a black raspberry gumdrop. It tastes like a liquid black raspberry gumdrop with hints of licorice and eucalyptus. The aftertase is all spice, mostly cinnamon. Some strawberry and vanilla also comes through. It’s a thin-bodied wine with exquisite layers, making it
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25 April, 2012

Maniña Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Maniña Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Valle Central, Chile The Maniña Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 tastes prominently of cigarettes. Leather and smoke may be a better approximation. Think of it that way— it’s more appealing. On drinking, piquant berry is the first flavor. Apricot, gooseberry, and sandalwood are also present. The smoke is dominant; I’d wager that it’s
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28 September, 2011

Hiko’s Premium Ka No Izumi Junmai Daigingo

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Hiko’s Premium Ka No Izumi Junmai Daigingo Koga Shiga, Japan   This is a fantastic sake. I lost my tasting notes on it right after I tried it, so this is a loose, loose remembrance of the flavors. Normally, I wouldn’t bother writing up a post when that happens, but I wanted to make sure
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15 June, 2011

Tempra Tantrum 2009

Posted in : Red Wine, Tempranillo, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Tempra Tantrum 2009 Bodegas, Spain This wine with a moderately amusing name is a tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon blend. You’d think they’d go all tempranillo with the name, but trust me—they did well with the blend. They also sell a tempranillo and shiraz blend under the same name, just in case you get confused! The
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