Archive for January 2011

Stolpman Estate Syrah 2008

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This producer is widely considered a founding father for Santa Barbara Syrah, and specifically for Ballard Canyon.  Their estate vineyards are second to none, and their location is considered the epicenter for Syrah for Santa Barbara county.  Also, they have Sashi Moorman in the cellar as winemaker, who is highly regarded in the market and […]

Mycas de Limari Cabernet 2005

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NOTES: This wine has a distinct ‘Chilean gunpowder’ nose to it that shows big fruits, a hint of reduction, dark fruit, spice and a stripe of jalapeno herbaceousness and menthol that shows the cooler climate the wines were grown in. The palate is dense, rich and balanced,  and is supported whole heartedly by good tannin […]

Pedemonte Cabernet 2007

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This wine is a smoking deal; it comes from the heart of the Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley, and is a row by row selection of vines which goes into a small production bottling.  At a suggested $27 retail, you will find it for $50 at stores… when it is available. NOTES: The nose shows […]

Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio CS 2004

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This wine is like a ballerina; delicate and pretty but at the same time it possesses tremendous strength.  The nose is sleek and sophisticated, showing red fruits like rhubarb and raspberries and blue fruits like cassis and blackberries.  This is a layered wine which has creme de meure and toffee amongst the fruits.  Great bottle […]

January 2011
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