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Sokol Blosser - Meditrina VI
Interesting blend of Syrah, Zin & Pinot Noir but a little flat and one dimensional for me. Decent red fruit and very mild tannins, ok for the price.
Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir Southing
Opened last night, decanted and had a couple glasses. Had I rates last night it would have been at least a few points lower. Alcohol was a bit over powering and it came across disjointed. Tonight the wine has filled out, gained weight and balance. A combination of tart, dark berry fruit, well integrated tannins, earth notes and mild spice. Based on my experience I would suggest a very long decant or maybe a two day evaluation.
Carpineta Fontalpino - Dofana
This is a very bold, full-bodied wine with the Petite Verdot dominating. For my palate no decant works but up front it is very bold. Thick as motor oil will dry your mouth out.
Emeritus - Pinot Noir William Wesley
Tannins are softening, color is just starting to turn but aging beautifully with complexity, gaminess, dark red juicy fruit, slight acidity and soft spice.
Walter Hansel - Pinot Noir Cahill Lane Vineyard
I appreciate this winery for great quality, consistency and value. The alcohol is coming through a bit much but overall this is a wonderful, spot on incredibly satisfying wine. It will hold up a few more years and probably evolve.