JGrapes

I am new to Snooth. Food and wine have been passions of mine since my teen years. This is a great time to be a wine lover, there is SO much great wine being made.

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  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:52pm
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    Average Price: $65.03



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:52pm
    This has been a much championed Australian Shiraz here in the US. Yes, it is complex and enjoyable. the overall weight didn't knock my socks off (like an Elyse Zin would) but the wine is better than average. At $62 I would not consider buying. At $22 it may be worth trying.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:48pm
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    Average Price: $8.99



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:48pm
    Well-knit, cassis-focused Napa Cab. Nice subtle earth and spice notes. A good, dependable wine from a solid winery. Maybe a little light for an '05.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:45pm
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    Average Price: $49.99



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:45pm
    Great dollar to sinful ratio. Fun. Good crisp focused acidity. Just looking at the bottle makes me crave caviar, toast points and ... more caviar. This is a fantastic NV Brut for the price.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:42pm
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    Average Price: $17.99



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:37pm
    Kim Crawford and Cloudy Bay are two of my favorite NZ Sauv Blancs. This one in particular has good grapefruit notes and a bright acidity that make it zesty and delicious.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:29pm
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    Average Price: $1,499.97



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:29pm
    What a gem. The 1986 Mouton was gorgeous the last time I had it. Big and bold, yet the tannins had acquired a softness that was downright voluptuous. The 1985 was also showing well. Overall lighter and more fruit-driven up front, but a real treat also.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:26pm

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    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:26pm
    So amazing how different this wine is from the neighboring Volnay by Lafon. I enjoy the light to medium body, complex cherry and earth nose. The "Monthelie" is one of my favorite vineyards in Burgundy. "Taillepieds" is another. Overall, I find Lafon's wines exccellent.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:22pm

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    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:22pm
    Radio Coteau (Rhone dialect for "Broadcasting from the Hill) makes small quantity, exquisite quality Pinot Noir, Syrah, and ZInfandel. This wine in particular is more similar to a Cab in structure than a typical (Fruity) Zin. Great balancing act of dark fruit, oak, terroir, and approachable tannins.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 1:18pm
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    Average Price: $25.99



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 1:18pm
    Owen Roe makes great wines across the price point spectrum. The Sinister Hand is an approachable new world take on an old world blend. The dark berry and plum tones combined with herbs de Provence hints is wicked enjoyable.

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 12:52pm
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    Average Price: $26.99



    JGrapes' Review:
    Added Jul 1, 2009 at 12:52pm
    I have been a fan of Elderton wines for a while. Generally I find that they have a good balance of nose, fruit, weight, and tannin. This Shiraz in particular had a good balance of black fruit and spice. The nuances of clove and vanilla were fun, but an appropriately small part of the whole.

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