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    Pinot Noir, Ken Wright Cellars, Savoya Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton District AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2008, 13.5% abv, C$85.00

    Forgive me, as I must begin this with a small rant. My first thought regarding this bottle was ‘Oh, this is going to be good.’ And I’m pleased to say I wasn’t disappointed. But my second thought followed quickly on the heels of the anticipation; ‘What on earth is with this cork?’ Is it some weird agglomerate or what? It wasn’t a one-plus-one (a core of agglomerate with a cork disc on either end).

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    Salentein Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012,  14.5% abv

    Argentina’s vineyards are some of the highest in the world – most start at about 600m and can go as high as 1,600m. Almost all of them are on the country’s western strip bordering the Andes mountains toward Chile and extend from the Tropic of Capricorn in the north to the 40th parallel in the south.

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

      Wine Lines - - 8 readers - 2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley The closed nose initially gives up only occasional whiffs of tobacco leaf, dill weed, coffee, currant, and cedar. The wine is medium in body, with young, bracing tannins at the back. The good news is that, with six hours of aeration in the glass, the tannins settle down and the wine comes across as a lighter version of red Bordeaux.

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 5 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2010 Hera Type: White Vineyard: Northwest Portugal Buy local I love the label – simple & elegant.

      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

      Wine Lines - - 5 readers - 2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley A blend that uses all five red Bordeaux varietals. This wine is an enigma wrapped in an unriddled bottle. Initial aromas show little fruit, with wood scents of eucalyptus/mint, mocha, and a dash of dill being prominent. With an hour in the glass, moderate blackberry and boysenberry wake up and poke through.

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      2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

      …. Quite tart in the mouth, it shows cherry cordial and a hint of cocoa powder in the finish. MSRP: $35 (September 2014) Wine Lines rating: 89 This entry was posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:15 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2010, 89, Arrowood, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red, Sonoma County. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.…

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

      …2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley A blend that uses all five red Bordeaux varietals. This wine is an enigma wrapped in an unriddled bottle. Initial aromas show little fruit, with wood scents of eucalyptus/mint, mocha, and a dash of dill being prominent. With an hour in the glass, moderate blackberry and boysenberry wake up…

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

      … comes across as a lighter version of red Bordeaux. This lighter take on Cabernet in the difficult 2011 vintage is a good choice by the winemaking team, avoiding weedy, green edges seen in many other Cabs from the very cool 2011 harvest. Enjoy with medium to sharp aged cheeses. MSRP: $25 (September 2014) Wine Lines rating: 86 This entry was posted…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      …Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2010 Hera Type: White Vineyard: Northwest Portugal Buy local I love the label – simple & elegant. With the end of Summer…

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      Salentein Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2012,  14.5% abv

      …, Malbec, Bonarda and Barbera and formerly, the region produced mostly jug wines from Cereza and Criolla Grande. This Cabernet Sauvignon is clear and bright, medium plus ruby with legs. The nose is youthful, vibrant and clean with medium plus aromas of red fruit (raspberry, ripe strawberry and pomegranate), some blackcurrant, clove and sweet tobacco…

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      Villa Maria, Pinot Noir, Private Bin, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2011, C$22

      …, medium ruby with legs. On the nose, it has medium plus aromas of cherries, pomegranate, earth, moss and wood, but is also quite alcoholic. The palate is dry with medium body, medium and ripe tannins with no grain or grip. There’s a medium acidity and medium plus flavours of more red fruit – cherry, plum and pomegranate – alongside licorice fern…

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