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  • The Happy Wino - Paso Robles, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (5/9/2014)
    Sea Smoke Cellars Southing Pinot Noir 2009
    Sold Out $105.00
    2012 vintage available for $79.99
    Style: Earth & Spicy
    a little bit of spice, earthiness, subtle cherry notes and a glorious smooth and luxurious finish. Sigh. It's all gone now (at least the 2009) but it was delicious to the end. Sea Smoke is my favorite Pinot producer and Pinot is my favorite varietal. These guys are consistently great year after year.
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  • The Happy Wino - Paso Robles, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/28/2010)
    Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2005
    Sold Out $25.99
    2011 vintage available for $23.99
    I've bought this wine several times, both the 2004 and 2005. Really delicious: great color, beautiful bouquet, spicy beginning with a rich, lingering finish that forces you into the next sip and the next until, alas, the bottle is gone!
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  • The Happy Wino - Paso Robles, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/27/2010)
    Mitolo The Jester Shiraz 2004
    Sold Out $19.99
    2012 vintage available for $18.99
    I bought this based on a recommendation by a friend and the great review on the 2005 version. Maybe I just got a bad bottle (but it's a screw-cap so you can't blame the cork!) or they're under new management now, but I thought the 2004 was awful. It mellowed a little after leaving it a couple of days and became more drinkable but I would never buy it again. I could find no hint of fruit in either the bouquet or the taste though the color is a satisfying deep purple. The winemaker's notes appear to be referring to a different wine...
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  • The Happy Wino - Paso Robles, CA (read all my reviews)

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    (9/25/2010)
    Glaetzer Wallace Shiraz/Grenache 2006
    Sold Out $23.99
    2012 vintage available for $25.99
    This wine is a beautiful deep purple/red color with a full fruity bouquet. Flavors of cherry, blackberry and a hint of licorice at the end. I couldn't stop drinking it!
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