shsim

Location: La Jolla, CA

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  • Aug 2, 2012 at 11:41pm

    Previously available for $20.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:41pm
    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. This had sharp, obvious tannins although there was a good note of berries. Easy typical Zin with more tannins than usual. 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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    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:40pm
    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 with notes of cherry and plum, there was a touch of residual sugar which made it pretty juicy. I enjoyed the soft tannins and the note of spiciness. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 11:40pm

    Previously available for $22.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:40pm
    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. Nose of caramel and blackberries, this was well balanced and not the big, bold Napa Cab. Relatively easier to drink than a typical Cab with notes of plum and berries, this had a lighter mouthfeel than usual. Perhaps it is the lack of tannins that makes it different although it could have been aged well in this three years. It is hard to tell. But for $22, a ready to drink Cab is not too shabby. 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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    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:40pm
    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. I do not understand what is going on but the rubber smell is back yet again! This was decently balanced with juicy notes of good spice and berries. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Previously available for $18.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:40pm
    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. With a nose of berry jam, this simple wine has notes of rich berry fruit and is easy with a little spicy kick. Smokey finish that was rather enjoyable. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 11:39pm

    Previously available for $30.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:39pm
    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. This is a refreshing Viognier with a nice floral nose. Well balanced with good acidity, great notes of peach and honeysuckle. Standard well-made Viognier athough I do not know about paying $30 for a bottle. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Previously available for $18.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:39pm
    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. Not the overly oaky Californian style Chardonnay, this was well-balanced and smooth with notes of green apple and pear. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 11:38pm

    Previously available for $16.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:38pm
    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. This was sweet for a Sauvignon blanc with plenty of residual sugar. Easy, simple and smooth with a sweet citrus nose, this had good acidity with notes of tropical fruit longan and citrus grapefruit. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-lava-cap-apple-hill.html

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 11:37pm

    Previously available for $0.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Jul 27, 2012 at 1:27pm
    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. This was a surprise. For some reason, we did not think Cabernet would not do well here but we were proven wrong with this one! Good Cabernet with an interesting strong nose, which I am not sure about. Well balanced wine with good layered tannins with notes of berries and oak, very enjoyable complex wine that could age to soften the tannins. Nice lingering finish. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/07/el-dorado-hills-grace-patriot-wines.html

  • Previously available for $20.00



    shsim's Review:
    Added Aug 2, 2012 at 11:36pm
    This was 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. This was at Madroña. They served the reds before the whites and that kind of messed up the taste buds a little. This was leathery. Simple with a tad much acidic and no fruit. Although i did just have a strong port. I wonder how they decided on their tasting order. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/el-dorado-hills-madrona-apple-hill.html

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