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Mega-Roundup

December 31, 2007

We tasted a bunch wines this holiday season, some great, others dissappointing:

Green Lion Merlot 2005: A merlot for cabernet lovers. Good red fruits. Too young -Give this a few years.

Coviv Anglianico del Vulture 2004: Awesome nose: Leather, Cherries, Earth. A little disjointed on the palate.

Pierre Peters Blanc de Blanc Champagne NV: Lush yet fresh. Dazzling. A benchmark champagne under $40.

Nun Vinya del Taus, Penedes 2004: Petrolly and acidic. Not so good. Just not appetizing. Disappointment of the night.

Lucien Albrecht 2005 Gewürztraminer: Tropical and fragrant but cloying and syrupy. 1/2 glass is enough.

Zardini Valpolicella Reserva Superior 2005: Solid. Balance of red fruits and green vegetables. Sweet-n-sour.

Saint Jean Du Barroux 2003: Aged Rum? Oak, vanilla, molasses, and leather. Very little fruit. weird.

Selvapiana Bucerchiale Chianti Classico Riserva 2003:Superb balance and structure. Penetrating sour cherries. Wow. Age-worthy.

Fess Parker Ashley’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2004: A personal favorite. Sunshiney fruits, apples, pears. Weighty, smartly oaked.

Mt. Difficulty Central Otago Pinot Noir 2003: Tar and cherries. Deep body, sweet finish – needed time to open.

Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2006: Lush pears and pineapples with zesty acidity.Fresh. The wine for Indian.

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