Freelance writer & editor for Snooth and The Spirit, among others. Old loves: Bonarda, gin, bottles that remind me of Borges. New loves: Central Coast Syrah, bourbon, bottles that remind me of Steinbeck.
Carly Wray's Wines
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May 17, 2010 at 2:45pm
Added May 17, 2010 at 2:45pmRich, juicy prune from top to bottom, good acidity throughout. Tosses off this powerful anise-and-cinnamon note at the end.
May 17, 2010 at 2:41pm
Added May 17, 2010 at 2:41pmFirst up, the aromas of wet slate, bell pepper, dry grass; juicy and round in the mouth, with big citrus, a touch of jalapeno, and a dusting of KoolAid powder on the finish.
May 17, 2010 at 2:38pm
Added May 17, 2010 at 2:37pmA Pinot Grigio wearing Chardonnay drag. It's weird. There's mango and lemon and butter up front. I assumed it was a ruse, a bait & switch to something more reserved in the mouth. But it just gets fruitier, creamier, even more specific: mandarin oranges, grapefruit, sun-baked blades of St. Augustine.
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Added May 17, 2010 at 2:30pmA tropical nose, a touch honied; in the mouth, it's steely & bright, with green apple, almond, and florals at the very end.
May 11, 2010 at 7:22pm
Tapena Garnacha 2008
Added May 11, 2010 at 7:22pmWoodsy black cherries and a bit of exhaust on the nose, a suggestion of orange oil. Smokier fruit in the mouth, a bit of mashed strawberry before the soft tannins show up. Rough around the edges.
May 10, 2010 at 6:56pm
Added May 10, 2010 at 6:56pmVery pretty, loaded with lime and green apple, the oak is there, but it knocks politely before letting itself in. Nicely balanced acidity.
May 9, 2010 at 8:40pm
Added May 9, 2010 at 8:40pmTons of big red fruit on the nose, juicy cherry candy (of the Jolly Rancher variety) on the palate. Good acidity, light-bodied.
May 9, 2010 at 8:37pm
Added May 9, 2010 at 8:37pmWet wool, cola, and the early-morning smell of freshly-planted crops: earth, sunshine, the minerality of fertilizer. On the palate, it's surprisingly refreshing, with a sexy sweetness that slips in and out of the pretty, tasty fruit.
May 9, 2010 at 8:35pm
Lynmar Pinot Noir 2006
Added May 9, 2010 at 8:35pmRich cherries on the nose; very inviting, mouthwateringly juicy strawberry notes on the palate, underlined by something darker, something further into the woods. A bit of Luden's on the finish.
May 9, 2010 at 8:32pm
Added May 9, 2010 at 8:32pmDusty dried cherries on the nose, earthier still in the mouth, with elegant, thoughtful notes of chocolate and mashed berries. Just lovely.