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  • jtryka - Grand Rapids, MI (read all my reviews)

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    (5/22/2013)
    Wattle Creek The Triple Play 2009
    Sold Out $19.99
    2010 vintage available for $24.99
    The wine is a pleasant ruby color in the glass, and the nose exhibits notes of ripe red fruit, spicy pepper and a hint of mint over some very subtle oak. The taste is somewhat fruit forward, with a bit of blackberry jam on the outset, which transitions to some fresh herbs and mint midpalate. The tannins are very well structured, leading to a firm, dry finish that would complement a wide variety of grilled meats and savory dishes. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/05/2009-wattle-creek-triple-play-red-blend.html
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  • jtryka - Grand Rapids, MI (read all my reviews)

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    (5/22/2013)
    Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2008
    Sold Out $18.99
    2009 vintage available for $21.99
    Style: Earthy & Spicy
    The wine is a pleasant, deep garnet color in the glass, and the nose is a fantastic blend of rich leather, mint, oak and ripe black fruit, black cherry, plum and blackberry. The taste is a lovely combination of spice and fruit on the outset, with some rich berry flavor and some pepper and warm spice. The spicy fruit transitions effortlessly to some earthy notes midpalate, with flavors of musty oak, grass and tart cherry. The tannins are very well structured, supporting a wonderfully tight, long, dry finish that seems to last until you're reaching for your next sip! See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/05/2008-cousino-macul-finis-terrae.html
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    (1/12/2013)
    Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    Sold Out $29.99
    2012 vintage available for $29.99
    The wine is like many good Napa cabs, very deep ruby color, almost inky in the glass. The nose is a wonderfully rich blend of leather, blackberry, cherry and anise that speaks to the richness of the wine, and feel free to let it open up a bit in the glass, my hint is to have a glass or two while I am making dinner, so it's perfect by the time I sit down to eat. The taste is a lovely fruit forward blend of ripe berries, plum and fresh herbs, giving way to some spicy notes midpalate, as the flavors play against each other and add a bit of complexity. The nicely structured tannins provide for a long, dry, velvety finish that makes this wine a treat by itself. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/11/2009-mount-veeder-napa-valley-cabernet.html
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