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Feb 25, 2011 at 2:28am
Added Feb 25, 2011 at 2:28amFruity and smoky aromas. Fairly tart and peppery on the palate. Fruit sourced from Sleepy Holler Vineyard in Napa Valley.
Feb 25, 2011 at 2:20am
Quinta Cruz Graciano 2008
Added Feb 25, 2011 at 2:20amInteresting use of a lesser known Spanish variety. Smoky and oaky, deep aromas of red and black fruit. Good acid structure, though the finish was a bit astringent for me. Quinta Cruz is a label associate with the Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. It was formed specifically to produce wine of Spanish varieties being grown in the US. The 2008 Graciano is the first 100% Graciano I have tasted. The fruit was sourced from Bokisch Vineyards in the Mokelumne River Appellation, north of Lodi, CA. Central Valley fruit from a variety that seems to excel there (and not just survive with tons of irrigation, a la Merlot and Cab Sauv). 13% alcohol, 157 cases. Feb. 9, 2011.
Feb 25, 2011 at 2:08amCompare and Buy
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Added Feb 25, 2011 at 2:08amCherry dominates on nose. Lots of heat on nose and in mouth - not surprising given its 15.0% alcohol percentage. Its balance is surprising, considering its high alcohol.
Feb 25, 2011 at 1:59am
Added Feb 25, 2011 at 1:59amFruit forward on the nose, with cherry and raspberry most pronounced. Delightful, well balanced Cab Franc - balance between acid and tannins is excellent. Slightly hot in the mouth (14.2% alcohol). Fruit sourced from Ghielmetti Vineyards, in eastern Livermore valley. Total production of 22 cases. Barrel aged 26 months. I'm glad Page Mill has begun to release its Cab Franc as single vintage, single varietal and not just as part of a blend.
Feb 25, 2011 at 1:46am
Added Feb 25, 2011 at 1:46amPast its prime. Tangy flavor, hasn't retained the complexity of most other Page Mill Bordeaux single varietals.
Feb 25, 2011 at 1:43am
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Feb 25, 2011 at 1:38am
Added Feb 25, 2011 at 1:38amExcellent, full bodied Bordeaux blend. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Malbec. Body from the C.S., red and black fruit overtones from the C.F. and Merlot. Fruit sourced from vineyards near Yountville, Napa Valley.
Feb 25, 2011 at 1:29am
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Feb 25, 2011 at 1:26am
Added Feb 25, 2011 at 1:25amFruity, fairly soft merlot. Sweet, with a sour finish. 14.3%, but not hot on the nose or in the mouth. Aged 24 months in barrel before bottling. At 241 cases, one of the larger recent lots from Page Mill. Tasted Feb. 2011