Location: Diamond Bar, CA
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19 hours ago
Added 19 hours agoNose of red fruit. On the tongue I’m getting a little bit of cherry, but more earthiness. Not as big or robust as I might have expected for a Zin/Syrah blend. Great tannin. It’s funny, I’ve never described tannin as great, before, but in this wine the tannin provides substance. So, at the rear of the palate, I am getting the robustness that I did not see at the front of the palate. Very good wine.
23 hours ago
Added 23 hours agoNose of dark fruit and, maybe, prune. Typical CS currant on the tip of the tongue. Some dustiness. Sturdy tannins. I was eager to open this one up. I may have been over eager. My remaining bottles will remain sideways for quite some time.
Feb 17 at 8:16pm
Added Feb 17 at 8:16pmQuite dark purple in the glass. Slightly floral nose, but, really, more dark fruit. Nice hit of tart dark fruit on entry. Not particularly big tannins as the wine passes back, but slightly bitter puckeriness is noticed. I’m a bit surprised that the tartness noticed on the tip of the tongue seems to diminish quickly as the wine passes back.
Feb 13 at 8:10pm
Added Feb 13 at 8:10pmBig, fruity nose that also includes alcohol. A bit over the top with red fruit on entry—raspberry, plum. Some earthiness or, maybe, coffee mid-palate. Very noticeable tannin and acid. An OK wine, but nothing to rave about.
Feb 11 at 7:54pm
Valserrano Mazuelo 2009
Added Feb 11 at 7:54pmVery much an “earthy” nose. Quite big under the palate. Some black fuit—surprisingly similar to the currant of Cabernet Sauvignon—on entry. Still some very serious tannin mid-palate. A very pleasant suggestion of vanilla (oak?) towards the rear palate. Interestingly, enough, after a few sips, the tannin is less noticeable and the wine seems to smooth out. My guess is that my oral sensors are reacting to the alcohol. ;-) A quite nice wine.
Feb 10 at 8:02pm
Added Feb 10 at 8:02pmOh, wow. A nice, light introduction of fruit—blackberry, plum, maybe, even, pomegranate. Nice savoriness as the wine passes back. Noticeable, but very sedate tannin. Nice, lip-smacking acid gives it freshness. There will be no Day 2 report on this wine. ;-)
Feb 6 at 8:34pm
Added Feb 6 at 8:34pmA lot of up-front bright red fruit—strawberry, plum—with something of a floral note. Beyond the fruity introduction, this is, to me, a very lean wine. I’m not disappointed with the lack of tannin—OK, I am disappointed, but I also know that this is Pinot Noir—but I also wish there was more acid. This is an easy-to-drink wine, but, sometimes (days ending in “y,” for example) complexity is a good thing,
Feb 1 at 7:40pm
Added Feb 1 at 7:40pmLight application of red fruit on the tip of the tongue. That dissipates fairly quickly and there is some “dustiness” mid-palate. Surprisingly noticeable tannin. Some acid tartness. Medium bodied. As I noted a year ago, an easy wine to drink.
Added Dec 13, 2015 at 7:48pmFairly light-bodied—probably falls into the AFWE mold. Light hit of red fruit on entry. Some supporting tannin, but not much. Same for acid—it’s there, but not over the top. An easy to drink wine—with or without accompanying food.
Jan 30 at 7:44pmCompare and Buy
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Added Jan 30 at 7:44pmNice light hit of fruit on entry—typical cab cassis and, also, some red fruit and I’m thinking plum. Noticeable tannin, although, for the most part I’m saying that the years of sideways have tamed tannin quite a bit. A bit of dustiness mid-palate. Something of a sour or bitter tinge on the rear palate. Nothing to be concerned about, though. Tannin and acid suggest more improvement from additional aging, but I see no downside to drinking now.