Archive for December 2011

Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Recently named ‘Best New Winery in America’ by Food & Wine Magazine in 2010, Gramercy Cellars have been making waves in the wine geek world.  They have lots of cool press to that same affect, and the figurehead of the winery comes from several pedigreed Sommelier positions in New York City.  We may be a […]

Yalumba ‘The Cigar’ Menzies 2009

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This is a producer that is worth taking note of.  They are so big that they have their own cooperage and nursery where they create their own barrels and rootstock.  All the wines that I’ve had from them are exceptional, and this is a good introduction to what they do. NOTES: Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet […]

Owen Roe Sharecropper Cabernet

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This is a producer that is severely under appreciated by Californians.  They make spectacular wines from Washington and tend to focus on Cab, Syrah, and some creative blends.  If you find a bottle of Owen Roe on a wine list, I advise that you order it.  We will be seeing more from them in our […]

The Sum 08 Cabernet

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75 Wine Company is putting out some great wines for the money.  The packaging is great across the board, and they over deliver in the bottle.  Just my cup of tea. Sweet blue and black fruits, camphor, and spice box all jump from the glass of this dense, medium to full-bodied, juicy, supple wine, which […]

Andrew Murray Tours Les Jours 2008

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The nose is full and rich with stewed purple fruits, like boysenberry jam, and has a great freshness to it.  There are some classic Syrah virtues as well as savory, beef reduction sauce characteristics in the back drop.  The palate follows in step with a velvety, full, balanced profile that is supported by sound acidity […]

Bodega Y Vinedos Ilurce “Rio Madre” Rioja 2010

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This Rioja is a rich, mineral driven and medium bodied wine.  I found the notes that the International Wine Cellar produced are great and more eloquent than mine.  Definitely decant it for a little while, it opens up with air to show its true colors. Rioja, Spain…. “(100% Graciano): Glass-staining purple. Highly aromatic bouquet offers […]

Turley Cinsault 2010 El Porron

What this wine lacks in esotericness, it makes up for in the glass.  The Cinsault grape is one of the staples of the Languedoc-Rouissillon region in the southern France and is quite often blended with Carignan and Grenache.  If you asked me, I would have said that it was a staple of southern Rhone as […]

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