Strawberry

    *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go?  Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills […]

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27.

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    Spy Valley Marlborough NZ 2011 Pinot Noir

    Spy Valley Marlborough NZ 2011 Pinot Noir, $19.54-$24.99, 88 points, appeared cranberry red with a broad clear rim at the leggy glass wall. Strawberry, red cherry, mushrooms, and a hint of cinnamon were very good aromas. This medium-bodied red wine carried good acidity and moderate tannin with what I sense as glycerol (controversial element in wine) ...

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      La Merika Pinot Noir (Central Coast) 2012 wine review by (PB)

      The Wine Cask Blog - - 7 readers - Very light pale watermelon juice red hue with aromas of Candied apple hard cherry coating aroma with strawberry with gentle spice and a touch of bright fresh cherry. Palate--A burst of wood before the fruit, then woody, spicy thin strawberry and I mean "thin" berry fruit finishing with a little more wood. I paid $14 for this Pinot Noir which seems to be at t ...

      Pinot Pop Star

      Billy's Best Bottles - - 7 readers - COMMERCIAL-STYLE PINOT has a PURPOSE Here’s a wine that we all need to know about. Not because it’s great, but for its potential to be perfect in many situations. Such as ‘crowd-pleasing’ family and friends at big gatherings. It’s also a great fo ...

      The Best Box Wines - Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 8 readers - A dynamite daily drinker. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah from Cotes du Rhone, France. SRP of $43 and available for as low as $35. Imported by Kysela Pere Et Fils. Sample submitted for review. From the box: Since 1826, from father to son, we have been following a philosophy with simple principles: "A great wine is made with perfect quality grapes yielding an expression of the earth.

      Mariana Vineyards "Sierra Foothills" Cabernet Franc 2010 wine review by (PB)

      The Wine Cask Blog - - 7 readers - Dark garnet hue with aromas of sweet tobacco, cigar box notes, with candied dark berry fruit with solid notes of cedar and black licorice. Palate--dark blackberry cream suggestion on a foundation that will benefit from another 4 years of cellaring. Tight flavors and young tannins bode well for a vibrant future. Finishes with a thin ...

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