Lawrence Jensen's Reviews

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    (9/28/2010)
    Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
    Sold Out $13.79
    2012 vintage available for $14.99
    Being always on the lookout for a good value, I've been a fan of the Louis Martini Cabs in recent years - especially the Sonoma County. This is a solid, satisfying effort. A reasonably complex flavor profile for a Cab in this price category, slightly on the leaner side body-wise. If anything was missing for me, tannins were on the soft side so probably won't improve tremendously with age and didn't have as long a finish as would be ideal, but is basically ready to drink now. Satisfying with the leg of lamb I roasted up for the family one holiday evening.
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    (9/27/2010)
    Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2007
    Sold Out $19.99
    2009 vintage available for $18.99
    My bias it towards the lighter, less fruity styles of Zin, so this one wasn't quite what I was looking for. Still, it was a nice bottle - medium-heavy body, dark fruit flavors, modest tannins.
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    (9/26/2010)
    La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008
    Sold Out $20.99
    2012 vintage available for $25.99
    I thoroughly enjoyed the 2007 release from this label, but the 2008 doesn't measure up. Rather tightly wound, perhaps will attain some elegance with age but certainly not ready now.
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