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Dark red in the glass and as I pour into the decanter the room is filled with floral and fruity smells that tempt me enough to pour a glass first thing and take a few sips. What a wine right out of the bottle but the main show started about two hours l...
- Snoothrank: Avg. Price $49.99
Varietals Produced by Trespass Vineyard View all
History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
Trespass Vineyard on Snooth
I can't fault this bottle for what it is. It's ripe, yet balanced and gives a lot of satisfaction across the board. The nose is rich with sweet toast red fruits and lots of vanilla. The palate is initially dry but turns sweet on the mid-palate and although it has a candied feel to it, there's still a fresh and vibrant rush of red fruit. The fini... Read More
May 19, 2010
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Dark red in the glass and as I pour into the decanter the room is filled with floral and fruity smells that tempt me enough to pour a glass first thing and take a few sips. What a wine right out of the bottle but the main show started about two hours later. Aromas of Black currant and raspberry jam with dusty potpourri and spiced cookie. The pal... Read More
A light ruby red color with aromas of bright red fruit, cranberry sauce and a bit of chalk dust. With time the fruit became darker with clove spice and plum. On the palate it showed dark blue fruit, cedar and clove. It's full-bodied and zesty acidity worked wonders ending in a long finish reminiscent of sour cherry cough drops. This was a beaut... Read More
The amazing aromas and flavors literally burst forward from this red wine, perfectly reminding me of autumn. Spicy ripe cherry aromatics explode followed by violets, while flavors arise full of cassis, and raspberries. Richly textured with good acidity and providing a full mouth feel, then gliding into a long silky finish that continues on and on. Read More
Real tight but with the stuffing to grow into something real special. After this wine opened up a bit it showed a nose of rich raspberry preserves, new leather and olive (very nice). Still tight on the palate with streamlined core of rich dark fruit and a tannic bite. I think a little time will reveal something very special in this wine. Read More
So this is Part two of my official report back to all my fellow forum members that were gracious enough to give me their opinions on what were the must visit Napa Valley wineries. Moving along we have two polar opposites that both landed big scores in my book. EMH (Makers of Black Cat)I was very lucky to have a chance to taste three vintages of ... Read More
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