Snoqualmie 2001 Cabernet Merlot

Had heard alot about this winery. I have enjoyed many Columbia Valley Cabs in the past and was looking forward to trying this one. I was not disapointed!. If you are looking for a complex Cab blend this is not it. However this wine is very pleasant tasting. Cedar is the dominate flavor that breaks through. The tannins are very frim and ripe. This wine would make a great house wine. Lacks the complexity to give it a great score but well into the good range.

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Published in: on December 17, 2006 at 12:48 am  Leave a Comment  

Saintsbury 2005 Garnet Carneros Pinot Nior

I am beginning to learn that there are more than subtle differences between Califonina and Oregon Pinot Nior’s. For that differences is the fruit forward nature of the Oregon Pinots. If you are looking for a jammy mouth full of fruit from this wine you will be disapointed. For me the wine is good for what it is. It has a hint of the fruit but is more green tea than cherry. The tannins are a little noticable on the finish so we paired it with a chicken with a rich sauce and thought it went well. At 13 dollars it also holds up to my own personal value test.

Published in: on December 16, 2006 at 2:05 pm  Leave a Comment