shsim

Location: La Jolla, CA

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  • Nov 30, 2012 at 1:46pm

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Nov 30, 2012 at 1:46pm
    This had tropics all over with lovely smell of fruits from home. Well balanced with notes of minerals. this had plenty of mango and other tropical fruits like pineapple (acidity!). Yum I like this! I paid $12 for a glass though >:( http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/11/albarino-at-jakes.html

  • Nov 27, 2012 at 12:37am

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    Added Nov 27, 2012 at 12:37am
    This was typical lychee smelling (Good sign!). Decent although it was a little on the sweet side for a Gerwürzt with slightly too much residual sugar and there was not much fruit. Otherwise nice refreshing start.

  • Aug 19, 2012 at 5:07pm

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    Added Aug 19, 2012 at 4:26pm
    I went to a Olson Ogden Winemaker Dinner with John Ogden and this is one of the wines that were paired! Beautiful dark purple hue with nose of smoky bacon and spicy fruit! FYI, I am very biased towards Syrah. This fruit forward wine was dry with plenty of tannins. It has some residue at the bottom. Very smokey with notes of rubbery burnt and sweet plum. It was a great pairing with the goat cheese! Erin made a super flavorful creamy goat cheese mushroom risotto although it was a little mushy, over cooked. The pork roast was very yummy just like before. Wonderful pairing! I loved the spicy smokey Syrah with the creamy risotto and tender pork. YUM. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/olson-ogden.html

  • Aug 19, 2012 at 4:27pm

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    Added Aug 19, 2012 at 4:27pm
    I went to a Olson Ogden Winemaker Dinner with John Ogden and this is one of the wines that were paired! By itself, it was a little flat, lacking in acidity. Although bland, it had decent tannins and good notes of spices. Fruit forward wine. Another delicious dish with good sweet and saltiness. The balsamic fig reduction was sweet but altogether it was great combination, although I might not be able to eat too much of it. I didn't like the pairing due to the lack of acid from the wine to carry the dish. Instead, it brings out the alcohol and damps flavors and fruits. My favorite dish next to the Scallop! Compliments to the chef! I really enjoyed the balsamic fig reduction so much that the next day, we picked fresh figs and made some balsamic reduction to drizzle over some sauteed figs with goat cheese! Talk about inspirations! For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/olson-ogden.html

  • Aug 19, 2012 at 4:25pm

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    Added Aug 19, 2012 at 4:25pm
    I went to a Olson Ogden Winemaker Dinner with John Ogden and this is one of the wines that were paired! This was a decent Pinot Noir although not outstanding. Good cabbage/vegetal smell typical of Pinots, good tannins, well balanced with good fruitiness. This was paired with spicy salad with a sweet vinaigrette and sweet corn. The Dragon beans were mild tasting but it was nice to have something cooked/warm in the salad. The parmesan blood orange vinaigrette was a little too citrusy for the wine. The Marcona adds a good crunchy dimension to the salad. It was a delicious spicy salad with a good touch of sweet corn although i did not like the pairing. The bitterness of the salad and the sweet citrus overpowers wine a little. Overall, I would not pay $50 for the Pinot. Maybe when I am rich. I loved the salad though! For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/olson-ogden.html

  • Aug 19, 2012 at 4:24pm

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    Added Aug 19, 2012 at 4:24pm
    I went to a Olson Ogden Winemaker Dinner with John Ogden and this is one of the wines that were paired! A blend of mainly Counoise, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Marsanne, this Rhone style wine was simple and easy to drink. It had good acidity but not much tannins which is probably a result of the Counoise, which has thin skin and is know to not impart much tannins into wines. Light bodied, it was fruity with dark cherry and a little spice. A little on the dry side and easy to pair with, it was great with the marsala spiced chicken dish! The portobello has yummy juices which was much needed for the drier black pepper chicken. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/olson-ogden.html

  • Aug 19, 2012 at 4:23pm

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    Added Aug 19, 2012 at 4:23pm
    I went to a Olson Ogden Winemaker Dinner with John Ogden and this is one of the wines that were paired! I have never had a Marsanne. It had a oaky smell with not much fruit and that is reflected in the taste. Rich creamy buttery diacetyl with not much fruit. Medium bodied with good acidity, reminds me of a chardonnay. Smooth and enjoyable. The first was a scallop dish and it was so yummy! Scallop wrapped with bacon in brie cream sauce with a touch of nutmeg. It was a great combination! The fatty goodness but yet not too overwhelmingly rich. The pairing was decent, which brings out a little of the bitter soapiness quality of the wine. It went well with the creamy brie, which i could keep eating forever. It was not too rich but very flavorful! Interesting wine. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/olson-ogden.html

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    Added Aug 19, 2012 at 4:23pm

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 12:05am

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    Added Aug 16, 2012 at 12:05am
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. With typical notes of lemon and lime, this lemonade like wine had plenty of acid to boost with a tad sweetness. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 16, 2012 at 12:04am
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. This also had good notes of lemon and lime (as compared to Norton Torrontes 2010) although this was fuller and sweeter than the last. There was an after taste that was a tad on the bitter side. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 12:03am

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 16, 2012 at 12:03am
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. Made from 70% Malbec 30% Tannat. This had a darker purple hue than the ones tasted so far. It has a fruit jammy smell and had notes of spices. It was light and not flavorful, lacking in fruits. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

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