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Numanthia - Numanthia
From Lani & Mark Firm Tannins frame black cherry, mineral, licorice and herbal notes in this chewy red. Well-proportioned, with lively acidity and a lovely floral finish. Tannic now, but the fruit should emerge with age. Best from 2011 through 2017.(6/09) Reaching a high point in 2004 with 98 points in the Wine Advocate, it should be interesting to see how this 2006 - a more aromatically expressive, fresher tasting vintage compared to the '05 - fares versus the annointed, long gone 2004. 100% Tinto del Pais (Tempranillo). This one will not langush on the shelves for long, Tremendous power, along with finesse and elegance.
Volver - La Mancha
Very nice soft tannic spices backed by bright berry fruit flavors.
Sweet fruit perfectly mingle with ashy tannins. If anyone out there has one of these, drink it now, I can't imagine it getting any better.
Crane Lake - Chardonnay
Surprizingly good. Light and crisp with hints of lemon and oak.
Vine Cliff - Cabernet Sauvignon Pickett Road Vineyard
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon - Pickett Road Vineyard combines a controlled structure with unexpectedly bright fruit. It proves once-and-for-all that a great wine can be approachable and complex. Juicy, peppery and simply delicious, pair it with grilled meats, or try it with slow-cooked braised short ribs on these cold winter nights.