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Jump to new posts WashPost: DaveMcIntyre on New Mission Plantings by TomHill @ Yesterday at 15:32

Interesting article by Dave McIntyre in ystrday's WashPost: MissionGrape on some new plantings of Mission grape by ScribeWnry in Sonoma on the old Dresel property. He points out that Mission grape was first planted in the US in NM around 1629 by t
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Jump to new posts TN: Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnes PDO 2019 (Crete) by fraser @ 09-24-2022 23:11:27

My first Liatkis and I am sold! Lighter, somewhat like a Pinot but with significant concentration and tannic bite on the end. Very persistent and unique. Fair amount of intensity. Went really well with a variety of foods. Acidic. Dafnes is the region
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Jump to new posts Re: TN: 2019 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley by Bob Davis @ 09-24-2022 06:55:17

We just tried a Belle Pente after a long hiatus. The Murto Vineyard which was excellent. The Bottle House downtown has it on the shelf.
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2009 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Coopersmith Vineyard Russian River Valley Dark red with some fading at the rim. Blackberries on the nose. More dark-fruited than most Merry Edwards Pinots. Black cherry, blackberry, raspberry. Fine tannins, excellent ac
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Jump to new posts TN: Ayrarakis Plakoura Mandilari 2018 (Crete) by fraser @ 09-22-2022 00:06:40

This resembles some of the Douro wines I’ve had recently. A touch New World, some deft oak, very balanced and but still shows Old World as it’s riots and should develop into something more distinct with time. It was very dry, which I really enjoyed.
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Jump to new posts TN: Jaboulet Gripa Faurie Grahams by Bill Spohn @ 09-21-2022 14:59:22

Notes from a small group tasting of Northern Rhones. 2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné St. Péray Les Sauvagères – a slightly waxy nose, mid colour, clean and refreshing with a nice mineral component. 100% marsanne 2017 Domaine Bernard Gripa St. Joseph Blanc
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Nebbiolos...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-21-2022 12:18:53

Tried these two Nebbs last night: 1. WindGap Nebbiolo LunaMattaVnyd/PasoRobles (14 1/2%; 18 brls/420 cs) Forestville 2009: Med.light/correct Nebb color w/ some bricking; rather earthy/dusty slight PR/jammy some tarry/pungent very slight Nebb/floral/v
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Jump to new posts TN: Six Verdad Tempranillos....(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-20-2022 13:50:52

We tried these Verdads last week: 1. Verdad Tempranillo Sawyer-Lindquist Vnyd/EdnaVlly (14.5%) 2010: Med.dark w/ slight bricking; some black cherry/Temp light pencilly/oak some cedary/pencilly/oldRed fairly complex nose; lightly tart slight Temp/blac
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Jump to new posts TN: Dirupi Ole RossoValtellina '20...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 09-20-2022 11:48:31

Tried this Valtelline Nebb last night: 1. Dirupi Ole DOC: Rosso di Valtellina (13%; Nebbiolo; www.dirupi.com/; GiulianaImprts/Boulder) S.A.Dirupi/Ponte/Valtellina 2020: Med.light/correct Nebb color; lovely very Nebb/floral/lilacs/violets slight punge
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Jump to new posts TN: 2017 Mathis Grenache Sonoma Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-20-2022 11:02:24

2017 Mathis Grenache Sonoma Valley Bright cherry red. Spicy, cherry, raspberry nose. Deeply flavored on the palate, cherries, raspberry, spice, bit of plum. Firm tannins, brilliant acidity, great balance. This wine has darkened and deepened since my
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Tried these three over the last two nights: 1. Forlorn-Hope Moresque Albarino RorickVnyd/CalaverasCnty (13.81%; Skin-frmtd; 52 cs) MatthewRorick/Murphys/CalaverasCnty 2015: Deep golden/burnished bronze color; fairly strong resiny/phenolic/VinoMacerat
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2015 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard Napa Valley Dark red with faint translucence. Bright berry nose, cherries, raspberries. Lush on the palate, black cherries, coffee, raspberry. Bitter-sweet chocolate on the mid-palate. Firm tannin
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Jump to new posts TN: 1996 Chateau Talbot Saint Julien by Charlie Chadwick @ 09-19-2022 07:53:02

1996 Chateau Talbot Saint Julien Dark at the core, fading to the edges. Faintly earthy, cherry aromas. Muted black cherries on the palate, bit of plum. Fine tannins, bit sharp acidity, good balance. Finishes moderately long with muddy red fruits. Ce
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