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Editorial Reviews for Orin Swift Prisoner Black Muscat United States California Napa Valley
Sweet and dusty on the nose, this shows aromas of tight red fruits flecked with mineral and allspice notes. On entry the texture is quite silky with black cherry fruit that is threaded with a contrasting medicinal edge. There is lovely purity and aromatic fruit, violet and sweet spice notes that are wrapped up in a restrained, slightly chewy package. The finish is long and pure, exhibiting excellent tension and focus in the mouth and right through the end. A bit reticent today but really very fine. 94pts
Yummy! Smoother, don't get hit with peppery taste. More fruity than spicy.
I only recently got more into drinking and rating wine, and this is the bottle that got me into it. It blew my mind. The deep complex blend of reds was the most amazing wine I have every tasted.
Delicious, complex, deep, and cavernous. Like bunny's favorite hiding places.
Had this on Febriary 18 and had to refuse it, even after decanting. The 2010 vintage is nowhere close to the quality of earlier vintages like '05 and '08. No real mouth feel on the start and absolutely no tannin on the finish. Exceptionally disappointing for what has been a solid zin/cab blend in recent years.
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Beaucastel Hommage Jac Perrin 2010 - France - Region: Rhone - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml
Dark red, almost garnet hue with bright red on the rim. Ripe cherry and cedar on the nose with hints of dried rose petal and sweet oak. Lovely entry that leads into a fat and savory mid palate. Ripe fig and black currant dominate the finish with a breadth of soft, well integrated tannins. - Dave Phinney, Winemaker44% Zinfandel26% Cabernet Sauvignon18% Syrah 9% Petite Sirah 2% Charbono 1% Grenache*these numbers are approximate - Winery
Marc Perrin, of the family that has owned Beaucastel since 1909, says cool nights in August were key to quality in 2010, helping to preserve acidity in the grapes. The blend is a mix of approximately 30 percent Grenache, 30 percent Mourvèdre, 10 percent Syrah and 10 percent Counoise with small amounts of the remaining nine permitted varieties. Grapes are destemmed, flash-heated, then macerated in vats for two weeks. Fermentation takes place in a mix of cement and steel tanks. 7,500 cases made.
Vivid ruby. High-pitched aromas of red fruits rose lavender and Asian spices. Juicy and focused on entry then deeper and broader across the mid-palate displaying intense black raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Shows impressive energy on the spicy finish which features a sexy floral quality. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Pale, green-tinged yellow. Fresh, assertively perfumed aromas of orange, pear and minerals, with a sexy floral quality adding complexity. Bright and focused yet silky on the palate, offering sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Closes bright an... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Blanc 750ml
Pale green-tinged yellow. Fresh assertively perfumed aromas of orange pear and minerals with a sexy floral quality adding complexity. Bright and focused yet silky on the palate offering sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Closes bright and nervy with very good persistence to the orange zest and jasmine nuances. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
A superb vintage for this cuvee, the 2010 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc is a blend of 30% Viognier, 30% Marsanne, 30% Bourboulenc, and 10% Clairette that's aged 80% in stainless steel tank, and 20% in small barrel... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Blanc 750ml
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