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Tenuta Sarno Fiano di Avellino
This pale yellow Fiano displayed some lemon and floral aromas, but these were overpowered by the odor of smoke - not an oaky charred smoke - a forest-fire kind of smoke. Interesting to be sure, but tiresome after a single glass. The palate displayed flowers, quince, and honey.
Tablas Creek - Rose
Brilliant pink in color with a fresh nose of strawberries and wildflowers. On the palate their is very fresh watermelon and strawberry fruit along with some sweet mint, basil notes, and a hint of nutmeg. A delightful pairing for a sunset.
Witch Creek - Dave's Pretty Good Red (USA/Mexico)
Three years after recommending this wine be put down for a few years, we cracked open another bottle. The nose still shows red currants, cherries, and blueberries, but alcohol is no longer noticeable. In fact, it now shows aromas of leather and graphite as well. On the palate, age has brought out spice notes, and the tannins that remain are much softer. Overall, the wine is far more drinkable; a textbook example of the benefits of patience.
Terry Hoage - Syrah The Hedge
Very dark red-purple, with aromas of black peppercorns, dark plums, and spice. On the palate, luscious blackberry fruit is still buttoned up by some tannic grip. Black pepper spice and a brisk acidity add some complexity and interest while we wait for the tannins to ease over the next few years.
Kenneth Volk - Aglianico El Pomar Junction Vineyard
Deep ruby in color with aromas of raspberry cordial, dried herbs, and a hint of grilled meat. The palate is very dry, with a dusty tannin quality, lip-smacking acidity, and flavors of black cherry and black peppercorn. This is a very nice example of Aglianico's promise in California and would fare well with meat sauce pastas or BBQ.
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2010 Tenuta Sarno Fiano di Avellino
This pale yellow Fiano displayed some lemon and floral aromas, but these were overpowered by the odo...
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2011 Tablas Creek - Rose
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles