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12 July, 2010

6th Sense Syrah 2005

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6th Sense Syrah 2005 Lodi, CA Lodi does wine? Who knew? Not this uncultured gourmet, apparently. Also, the back of the bottle has a somewhat gruesome poem about being buried in a barrel of wine. I think it’s meant to be metaphorical, but I don’t really want to imagine someone in the vat this came
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13 May, 2010

McWilliams Hanwood Estates Shiraz 2008

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McWilliams Hanwood Estates Shiraz 2008 Southeastern Australia Curry leaves and pepper come forward in the nose. The taste is interesting: cherry, not fully ripe, is foremost on the palate, but with a spicy tone that actually reminds me a lot of Trader Joe’s Cherry Cider. I can down a jug of that beverage in no
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15 April, 2010

Jujube’s Semler Wine Dinner

Comments : 1 Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Pinot Noir, Restaurants, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz / Syrah on by : becca

Jujube’s Semler Wine Dinner There are few things I like more than wine dinners at Jujube. For $42 per person with four courses and four glasses of wine, they really aren’t a bad deal at all. Tuesday night, I went to one with my husband and a pair of foodie friends that was hosted by
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8 March, 2010

HRM Rex Goliath Shiraz—Wine Review

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HRM Rex Goliath Shiraz Woodbridge, CA This wine has a lot of pepper on the nose, with some rhubarb and caramel coming through also. On drinking, my mouth fills with that pepper, which is not something I ever mind. It is tart. Raspberry is the primary fruit, but there’s some rhubarb, too. It’s a thick,
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19 February, 2010

Rootstock Syrah 2007–Wine Review

Comments : 3 Posted in : Red Wine, Shiraz / Syrah, White Wine on by : becca

Rootstock Syrah 2007 North Coast, CA Smell: Oak, touch of cinnamon, dash of plum. Taste: A well-rounded wine with minimal fruit, though there is that bit of plum. There’s also a mellow presence of spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and some light vanilla. This wine is fine and dandy but nothing special.

28 December, 2009

Alice White Shiraz 2006 — Wine Review

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Wine: Alice White Shiraz 2006 Region: Southeastern Australia Nose: Candied cherry and chocolates. Taste: Bright, ripe cherries and semisweet chocolate, which surprises me as a lot of the wines I’ve tried lately have had noses that vastly diverge from their tastes. This is a medium-bodied wine, mildly tannic, and overly pleasant. It’s easy to enjoy
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