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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Early Mountain Vineyards Novum 2014

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    61% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 9% Tannat, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot. Jammy red fruit, baking spices, graham cracker. Tart finish with a lightly minty note. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Early Mountain Vineyards Eluvium 2014

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    76% Merlot, 19% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 18 months in French oak - 60% neutral, 40% new. Inky color. Finely woven web of fruity, spicy, and earthy notes with black cherry at the core. Very well balanced acidity and tannins. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Early Mountain Vineyards Foothills 2015

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    68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 8% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot. 10 months in French oak - 75% neutral, 25% new. Purple to ruby color. Very aromatic with tart red fruits - cranberry. Some earthy and blackberry notes as well. Zesty acidity.Dusty tannins which build on finish. Small hit of white pepper on finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Early Mountain Vineyards Rose 2016

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    60% Merlot, 25% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec. Stainless steel fermentation, less than 24 hours with skins on. Traditional French style. Light peach color. Floral nose. Lots of strawberry notes. A zesty crowd pleaser with a bright fruity finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Early Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay 2016

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    94% Chardonnay, 6% Pinot Gris. Neutral oak, less than 20% new oak. Very pale color. A little salted butter on nose. Coconut, pear, and lemon zest. Cream notes mid palate. Delicate finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Early Mountain Vineyards Five Forks 2016

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    47% Petit Manseng, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Viognier, 5% Muscat, 5% Pinot Gris. Stainless steel, neutral oak, and concrete egg. Honeysuckle, lemon, apple, and pear. Sweetly grassy, like sugar snap peas. Apple peel on finish. Bracing, crisp acidity. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • OT, not you?  Okay, it's Dmcker, which I can figure out even with my bad Spanish. And D, second night?  What do you mean?  We decanted it and wife and I fought over the last bit like Dick and Liz in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"  Tannic Zin = perfect for lamb chops with orzo and salad with persimmons, a seasonal fave. No, DV, I am not joking... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2016 Snooth Secret Santa -...


  • Archer Roose Valle del Colchagua Carmenere NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by MeravSomm


  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime throughout my teens and I'm just now picking it up again - after 30 years!  I can't believe how light the reels and rods have gotten!But back to wine and yes California, particularly in the Central Coast, gets little precipitation.  Many vineyards out there remain dry-far... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Have enology-related questions?


  • Prince Michel Cabernet Franc 2010

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    For a Virginia cab franc, this is not bad. Not much on the nose, maybe a hint of red cherry. On the palate a bit on dimensional but there is some slightly watered down ripe red cherry and a touch of strawberry. There is none of the mustiness a lot of VA cab francs have, light on the tannins, medium light on acid and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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