shsim

Location: La Jolla, CA

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  • 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. The smell for some reason reminds me of exhaust and fresh cut red pepper. Exhaust is probably an exaggerate, but that is not a good sign. This was fruit forward with decent tannins. Very young with notes of green pepper. A tad too much acid and an unwanted bitter finish. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 12:02am
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    Added Aug 16, 2012 at 12:01am
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. This was enjoyable fruit forward with astringent tannins and slightly bitter finish. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 12:01am
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    Added Aug 16, 2012 at 12:01am
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. Finally something enjoyable! Good nose of jammy berries, this was fruity with notes of cherry and tobacco. Obvious tannins with a slightly bitter finish. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

  • Aug 16, 2012 at 12:00am
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    Added Aug 16, 2012 at 12:00am
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. Tannin tannin tannin. Overwhelmingly so. I wonder if this is acquired taste. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

  • Aug 15, 2012 at 11:59pm
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    Added Aug 15, 2012 at 11:59pm
    I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. This was pleasant with good fruity nose. Smooth and well-balanced, it just needs more time. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html

  • Aug 15, 2012 at 11:57pm

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    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 15, 2012 at 11:57pm
    I got this my first time at WineSteals, a local wine store. There were little bubbles at bottom of glass when i poured this. Mineral nose with a floral note. Medium bodied, this had a refreshing bite of acid and a bitter soapy note. Lightly spiced, this had good notes of apple and residual sugar. The finish lingers like i just finished a green apple. http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/vermentino.html

  • Aug 8, 2012 at 4:50pm
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    shsim's Review:
    Added Jul 27, 2012 at 1:51pm
    We had this during the Virtual tasting along with a dessert potluck of Apple crisp, Strawberry nutella crepes, French silk chocolate pie, fresh baked muffins etc. Great fun! I learnt my lesson from the Vau, pouring only enough to taste. This was transparent brown and a smell of rum! It actually reminds me of my favorite Puerto Rican Rum, Ron del Barrilito! This syrupy port does not have much fruit and has a woody taste, like oak chips were added. Smooth, it reminds me of sweet plum wine but with notes of roasted walnut, honey, vanilla. It has a good kick, soft tannins and surprisingly clean finish. Regardless of how Ports are suppose to taste like, this is wonderful! Especially when it reminds me of my favorite rum! I cannot imagine how the 30 or 40 yrs would taste like! To read more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/port-vt.html

  • Aug 8, 2012 at 4:49pm
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    shsim's Review:
    Added Jul 27, 2012 at 1:42pm
    Had this during the Virtual tasting! It was a great experience! I did not know that Ports were that high in alcohol content and poured myself a huge glass! This full bodied port with plenty of residual sugar has a smell that reminds me of brandy, caramel, a little cacao and even coca cola! Which is interesting. With bright tannins, this dense opaque dark wine is fruity with notes of plum and dried medjool dates. Yummmy. Now I wished I knew more about Ports earlier! We had a dessert potluck- Apple crisp, Strawberry nutella crepes, French silk chocolate pie, fresh baked muffins- and it was splendid! To read more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/port-vt.html

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 11:42pm

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    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:42pm
    This is part of Apple Hill, El Dorado, beginning at Grace Patriot wines and covering Lava Cap, Crystal Basin, Jack Russell Brewing, Boa Vista and Madroña in the same area. We tasted this at Lava Cap. Notes of tropical fruit, Guava! Smooth but was a little difficult to taste properly due to time constraints and tannins overload from the last few wines. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Previously available for $30.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:42pm
    This is part of Apple Hill, El Dorado, beginning at Grace Patriot wines and covering Lava Cap, Crystal Basin, Jack Russell Brewing, Boa Vista and Madroña in the same area. We tasted this at Lava Cap. Fruit forward, unlike any Petit Sirah i have had. Plush and juicy with notes of berries, plums and good herby spice. I liked it so much that I invested the $30. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

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