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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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1998 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

1998 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

After popping and pouring, I tasted exactly what it meant to be aged 15 years. This wine had aged and matured nicely; it was still well balanced after so many years. The tannins had diminished along with some of that big fruit taste that California cabs are known for, but overall, it still  kept it structure as a nice and hearty Cabernet Sauvignon.

2013-05-27 18.25.07

After about 30 minutes on a warm summer day, the wine started opening up. It was still smooth going down and more medium-to-full bodied compared to other Cabernet Sauvignons. The color was an intermediate purple hue, not as dark as other cabs but definitely not light. This particular wine might be just past its peak by a couple years, but it was delicious nonetheless.

http://www.corison.com/

2007 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Yverdon Vineyard

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2007 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Yverdon Vineyard

Medium to full bodied cabernet sauvignon from the Spring Mountain district of Napa Valley. Tastes of dark berries with medium acidity. Smooth throughout and somewhat fruity. I expect more fruit to develop over time, which I’ll hope to see when I open my second bottle.

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A nice dark purple color with medium legs.

http://www.terravalentine.com/