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Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Inbev Variety NV

Winemaker's Notes:

The Dry Creek Valley, known primarily for its delicious Zinfandel, also produces very intense and flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This impressive Cabernet displays compelling aromas of sweet cherry, lush plum, and roses. The opulence of this wine shines through with a harmonious core of silky smooth tannins and rich fruit. Palate filling flavors of sweet currant, black cherry, and cocoa are perfectly balanced. This delicious wine should age beautifully for a decade or more. Grapes 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Fermentation: Fermented 20 days (on skins) at 83º F Barrel Aging: 20 months in French and American oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.61 pH: 3.73 Residual Sugar: Dry Aging Potential: 8 - 12 years

Voga:
Voga is an Italian wine brand in the under $10 range with unique bottle shapes reminiscent of perfume bottles. The still wines, a Pinot Grigio, Merlot, “Rosa,” and Quattro red blend, are available in cylindrical bottles with a sleek, dark cap. The sparkling wine, a 100% Pinot Grigio, has a more triangular shape, with a clear cap exposing the cork. 

Member Reviews for Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Inbev Variety

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
11/25/2009

Retasted recently and this wine is progressing nicely. A lot more oak immediately upon opening than I remembered. After 20 mins in a decanter, the wine opens up to beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and even more blueberry notes aromas and flavors. The tiny amount of Petite Sirah is really coming across melded with the supple Cabernet. This blend should be great with a few more years age.


Snooth User: ryanopaz
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0.00 5
08/08/2007

Nice golden color. The nose shows caramel, and spice with a wierd BBQ aroma, maybe cumin? Unctous in the mouth with medium high acidity. The palate reveals flavors of caramel, minerals, earth, maybe chocolate, and buttered toast? Weird strange wine, not sure what to think. 2.5/5 [NR]


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.00 5
04/16/2008

Tasted at the Wine Century annual dinner: Complex blend. Simultaneously NV / non-varietal super blend. Nice


Snooth User: Slipstream
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2.00 5
09/25/2009

I have had Gruner Veltliners that I loved, but this was not one of them. A fairly simple, light, and sour wine with a bit of lime and cider in the flavor. This appears to be the Austrian version of inexpensive California Chardonnay.


Snooth User: djh99
17398850
4.50 5
05/02/2009

Second wine of Ch. Latour. I bought the 1990 & 2000. This is perfect Paulliac. Complex, long lasting, classic. I paid $33 a bottle as a future.

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  • Snooth User: houghton moira
    10156446
    5.00 5
    01/10/2012

    best wine ive ever tasted


    Snooth User: StaszekM
    1544423
    3.00 5
    01/01/2010

    This vine is made of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay grapes. It should be served well chilled and goes well as apertif, with light starters or just as a drink.


    External Reviews for Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Inbev Variety

    External Review
    08/25/2011

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    External Review
    07/06/2011

    It could take days to enjoy all the complexity this youngster offers or if you lack the patience then don't be afraid to decant, it will only make it more giving. The precise use of oak seductively adds straw and dried fruit aromas to this rich, powerful wine. Even greater rewards will be reaped after at least 5 years of cellaring.


    External Review
    04/30/2010

    Villa Sandi Cuvee NV and all other sparkling wine from Villa Sandi available for immidieate dilivery at discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Italy and all other parts of world.


    External Review
    04/23/2009

    A fresh, green, and zippy style of Grüner that opens up in the glass to reveal a host of complex apple and pear skin notes. There's a distinct sweet and powdery note to the nose that makes it a real crowd pleaser.


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    This New York State Rosé is light and fruity with subtle hints of sweet strawberry and cranberry. An easy-sipping style that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon at home.


    External Review
    11/20/2013

    Unlike most of Vilmart s wines which are dominated by chardonnay this entry-level brut is composed of 70 percent pinot noir and 30 percent chardonnay vinified entirely in large oak foudres. The current version is made of equal parts 2007 and 2006 and it clearly shows the racy linear structure common in the 2007 vintage. It s full in fragrance with spicy energetic aromas of peach citrus and poached pear and compared to previous versions of this cuvie the pinot noir seems to be felt more in body than in flavor as this is emphasizing a lot of citrusy chardonnay liveliness right now. Its silky texture adds to the feeling of finesse and this should continue to improve with another year or two of age. Peter Liem.


    External Review
    09/27/2011

    A light, sweet, grapey blend of Concord and Catawba. Great as a dessert wine or just for sipping.


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    Tasting Notes:

    Muscador’s Muscat grapes are aromatic and provide persistent notes for a characteristic flavour. The rosé has essentially floral notes and should be served very cool (between 6 and 8°C) and enjoyed as an aperitif, with desserts or to add a little sweetness to any time of the day.

    The Dry Creek Valley, known primarily for its delicious Zinfandel, also produces very intense and flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This impressive Cabernet displays compelling aromas of sweet cherry, lush plum, and roses. The opulence of this wine shines through with a harmonious core of silky smooth tannins and rich fruit. Palate filling flavors of sweet currant, black cherry, and cocoa are perfectly balanced. This delicious wine should age beautifully for a decade or more. Grapes 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Fermentation: Fermented 20 days (on skins) at 83º F Barrel Aging: 20 months in French and American oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.61 pH: 3.73 Residual Sugar: Dry Aging Potential: 8 - 12 years

    Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


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