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2009 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Pinot Noir Los Carneros

2013-09-04 20.01.59

Right after opening, this wine exhibited some floral notes on the nose. Along with some oak and earthiness, there was good acidity up front. It was a little light on the finish though. After one hour, the wine opened up more and was much brighter. Hints of cherry, vanilla, and spice came through with some smokey character. There was a good medium body with just enough tannins in this wine.

2013-09-04 20.03.21

This pinot noir was a crystal ruby color. As cliche as it sounds, pairing it with juicy meat like crispy duck breast would be delicious.

http://www.robertsinskey.com/

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2008 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2013-06-01 21.45.48

I decided to celebrate one day and open one of my Silver Oak bottles. I went with the 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

This wine still tasted quite young, even for 2008. It had a full body that would pair well with food and not overpower anything. After opening, it smelled and tasted like it had more alcohol than was listed. The finish of this wine was flat and lacking, definitely leaving something to be desired.

2013-06-01 21.48.52

The color of this wine was a bright warm red and purple color, just like its taste.

Personally, I am not a fan of this wine. There are better Cabernet Sauvignon out there, especially for the price point.

http://www.silveroak.com/