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Ristow - Cabernet Sauvignon Quinta de Pedras Vineyard
The fruit seemed to be 'drying out' somewhat at this point. The wine seemed quite mature, and probably is at it's peek currently.
Billecart-Salmon - Brut Rose
This is my favourite Champagne Rose. Lovely white peach/pale salmon color. Hints of strawberry sorbret. Beautiful acidity, and great mousse.
Pride Mountain - Chardonnay Napa Valley
This is a somewhat disappointing wine-very one-dimentional and boring. It was made in a very traditional style. Obviously the Pride reds are much more suited to the winemaker's style. It could have been one of a hundred nondiscript wines from Napa.
Arietta - Red
I can see how this wine would be very appealing to California wine afficionados for its brazen burly character. I found it to be every bit as big and 'in your face' as his chardonnay and syrah. Sort of a strange style-no true finesse.
Condado de Haza - Tinto
What a delicious bottle! This had a racy, wild character. It was briery, brambly ,and seductive. I wanted to open a second bottle it was so intesting, showing just how lovely temperanillo can exhibit earthiness and exotic fruit.