shsim

Location: La Jolla, CA

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  • Feb 27, 2013 at 3:38pm

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Feb 27, 2013 at 3:37pm
    This juicy one had good notes of cherries with interestingly a little pepper. Overall pretty simple red with a tannic finish which was a little rough.

  • Feb 1, 2013 at 7:37pm

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    Added Feb 1, 2013 at 7:28pm
    This was part of a wonderful trip to Walla Walla Valley this past holiday season! This was a meaty savory red blend with plenty of tannins. It was almost sticky, and the Cabernet franc I believe made it much lighter than it would have been. This would be great for everyday drinking! For more information, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2013/01/woodward-canyon.html

  • Feb 1, 2013 at 7:36pm
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  • Feb 1, 2013 at 7:31pm
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    shsim's Review:
    Added Feb 1, 2013 at 7:31pm
    This was part of a wonderful trip to Walla Walla Valley this past holiday season! Fruity nose. This was a light merlot with plenty of tannins to boost with very earthy, woody note that reminds one of moist tree bark. Interesting Merlot! For more on the Walla Walla trip, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2013/01/woodward-canyon.html

  • Jan 14, 2013 at 11:27pm

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Jan 14, 2013 at 11:27pm
    This time I was actually at the winery! Bookwalter was the first stop in Washington. A blend of chardonnnay and viognier, this had plenty of the floral bouquet you would expect from viognier with roses in the mix. This was fresh and light with no oak at all. Well balanced with wonderful notes of lemon, green apple and honeysuckle, this was enjoyable and a great wine to begin the Washington tasting with! For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2013/01/washington-epic-bookwalter.html

    shsim's Review:
    Added Jun 5, 2012 at 1:28am
    This was part of a local J.Bookwalter tasting. A blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, this wine has a sweet floral nose. It had good flavors of apricot although it was a little too tart for me. It was a little buttery but not smooth. Tart finish with no cream. Interesting note: the two varietals were cofermented (usually blended after fermenting). For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/wine-encounter.html

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Jan 14, 2013 at 11:27pm
    Finally got to visit the winery after having a taste in San Diego! With a nose of toasty caramel and blackcurrant, this had layers of tannins, with juicy notes of dark red cherries, walnuts and cigar. Lingering finish of dark fruits. I would not call it smooth but this was enjoyable. Sounds pretty similar to 2009 except for the chocolate and cigar. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2013/01/washington-epic-bookwalter.html

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Jan 14, 2013 at 11:27pm
    Part of a Washington tasting trip! This was an interesting one since I have had the 2009. This was high in alcohol (it hits you!) meaning plenty of sugar for the yeasties, making me think it was a warm year. But no, 2010 was a cool year! Just a young merlot I guess. Nonetheless, this had plenty of tannins to go around and pretty bright with notes of earthiness and fruits like cherry although it was not very fruity surprisingly. Definitely on the savory side. Compared with the 2009, this was on the opposite end with the fruit. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2013/01/washington-epic-bookwalter.html

  • Dec 24, 2012 at 2:12pm

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Dec 24, 2012 at 2:12pm
    Well balanced with buttery baked peaches and apricot. Kind of like a lemon creme brûlée with a hint of honey!

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 5:44pm

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  • Dec 9, 2012 at 7:41pm

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