Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Betts and Scholl with George Vial/ Major Brands Cellar Selections

Casanouva Delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino 2003 Parker 91 dirty slightly rustic color and typical nose... roses and dirt and saddles.. tannin and flavors of meat and dried flowers.. soft finish and delicate.

CC Chardonnay California 2009 ... sweet fruit.. a little malo.. unoaked.viscous.. tropical nose.

Hermitage Blanc 2005... made from Chave grapes.. from the rhone area... marsanne and roussanne.   almost non flavors.. some viscosity..no nose... a little disappointing.

Hermitage Rouge 2006.. chave grapes again.. syrah with marsanne/roussanne cofermented. more of an italian nose, wanting more of the bacon fat.. dark coffee.... juicy with a little mocha on the finish.

The O.G. Grenache Barossa (Original Grenache) 2008.. pretty nose with a sweet spice nose, juicy and bright..a little meaty in the finish. initially didnt like it but it grows on you...

The Chronique Grenache 2006 aged 24 months single vineyards.. darker in color than the OG .  but more restrained... interesting.. good acidity. but too sweet

Black Betty Shiraz 2008.. added with 10% viognier..dark brooding nose..dark red fruit on the palate... a little flavors of tea and lighter in flavors than expected .. black green sage tea

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