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Balboa Winery Mith Walla Walla Valley 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight and youthfully reticent on the nose with low, dark aromas of mint, violet, potting soil and dried plums. Dense and slightly chewy on entry with obvious richness and yet not huge weight. This is very tight today, but shows fine balance in the mouth. There are some nice coffee, mocha, and grilled meaty edges that help frame the tight core of boysenberry and black cherry fruit. The finish is short and super-tight but, with air, it begins to reveal some spicy fruit tones with a nice edge of oak influence as well. I don’t know what the blend is here but it is a really fine effort that needs time to blossom, say three-plus years. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Balboa Winery Mith Walla Walla Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/28/2011

Tight and youthfully reticent on the nose with low, dark aromas of mint, violet, potting soil and dried plums. Dense and slightly chewy on entry with obvious richness and yet not huge weight. This is very tight today, but shows fine balance in the mouth. There are some nice coffee, mocha, and grilled meaty edges that help frame the tight core of boysenberry and black cherry fruit. The finish is short and super-tight but, with air, it begins to reveal some spicy fruit tones with a nice edge of oak influence as well. I don’t know what the blend is here but it is a really fine effort that needs time to blossom, say three-plus years. 91pts




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