Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tasting Notes from Last Friday the 7th

Just a few things we that we really enjoyed at our tasting

Alpha Omega 06 Napa, Proprietary Red $61.00
A nose that shows caramel, tobacco, dry smoke and cedar.
On the palate, it's soft and integrated, with
dense black currant fruit and black pepper. There's a nice,
lacy tannic structure holding all together.
This is a serious and elegant red.

Grgich Hills 05 Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon $60
Tarry black wine with red fruit and a hint of fresh
green leaves to the nose. Rich and silky on the palate,
with currants and cassis and dark chocolate on the palate.
The finish hints at macadam. It holds your attention.

Tori Mor 07 Oregon/Washington Chardonnay $20
Bright straw colored wine with a lightly smoky nose. Light
bodied on entry, going creamier as it goes along.
This wine shows off some real Chardonnay fruit and isn't
afraid to show it naked, without a lot of oak to get in the way.
There's a nice snap to the finish. Well balanced
Chardonnay. Well done!

Uvaggio 08 Lodi, Vermentino $13
Green straw colored wine with fresh cut wood on the nose,
rather enticing, really. Tart on the palate, with lemon
and melon fruit that runs all the way through, leading
to a clean, snappy finish.

Wertzberger 06 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $18
A rich, red violet glass of wine showing eucalyptus and smoky
currants on the nose. Soft tannins on the palate hold tart
currant and berry fruit with a twist of the peppermill.
On the lighter end of Cabernet, but user friendly.

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