TN: A White, A Rose, & A TJ's Cheapie Red

Posted by: TomHill

TN: A White, A Rose, & A TJ's Cheapie Red - 06-26-2022 14:29:53

We tried these over the weekend:
1. RuthLewandowski Rose American Wine (11.8%; www.RuthLewandowski.com; TourigaNational/Souzao/TintaRoriz) EvanLewandowski/Geyserville2021: Light garnet/light browning rather hazy/cloudy color; rather earthy/dusty little fruit some unclean/rather natty slight cranberry/herbal rather unattractive nose; very highly acid/tangy/metallic rather mousey/natty/unclean slight cranberry rather earthy/dusty hurtey/painful savory/saline flavor w/ light bitey tannins; med.short very high acidity/metallic/tangy some earthy/loamy little fruit rather natty/mousey/unclean savory finish w/ light bitey tannins; a dreadful example of a rose; much to natty for my tasted; hurts to drink this wine. $26.00 (KK)
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2. Massican annia NapaVlly WW (12.8%; 60% RibollaGialla/31% TocaiFriuliano/9% Chard) DanPetroski/Larkmead/Calistoga 2016: Med.dark gold color; quite fragrant bit herbal/white pepper/RG bit floral/carnations lovely very Friuli-like perfumed nose; lightly tart fairly rich/lush strong floral/carnations/TF some white pepper/RG slight chalky/mineral/metallic bit complex quite attractive flavor; very long ligtly tart strong floral/carnations/TF light white pepper/RG slight chalky/tangy fairly rich finish; showing some maturity and can go another 2-5 yrs; very much like a good Friuli TF w/o the austerity of Friuli RG; lovely white.
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3. TraderJoe's PinotNoir Reserve Sta.RitaHills Lot#229 (13.5%) TrevorSheehan/PrecisionWine/Napa 2020: Med.light color; quite pretty cherry/PN/spicy light toasty/oak fairly fragrant bit simple nose; lightly tart/tangy strong PN/cherry/spicy light toasty/pencilly/oak slight earthy flavor w/ light gentle tannins; very long spicy/PN/cherry quite pretty light pencilly/toasty/oak finish w/ light tannins; a lightweight rather PN that speaks of SRH spicy; a fairly decent value in a Pinot but nothing profound. $10.00 (TJ)
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More bileyspew from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. EvanLewandowski is a natural winemaker. He works & shares space with Sam Bilbro/Idlewild. He's heavily involved w/ the 2 vnyd operations Sam draws from. He started making his wine in Utah from mostly Calif grapes, hence the American Wine dsignation. I think he now makes his wines in Geyserville, so not sure why he continues that designation. The Ruth comes from the Book of Ruth in the Bible relating to death.
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2. TJ's Pinot: Doing a little bottom feeding at TJ's, so thought I'd give this a shot. Trevor's Precision Wine is a large producer that makes about 1/4'th million cases of wine a yr. Some of it is a bit high end but mostly I gather is bulk wine purchases for TJ's/TotalWines/Costco.
Tom