Thursday, September 8, 2011

vintegrity with jp gilmore over 2 days

Domaine de l'Hermitane Rose Bandol 2010... very much a french rose, earthy and strawberry... surprisingly long finish.

Breggo Pinot Noir 2009 Anderson Valley pretty ruby color, dried fruit on the nose.. intense flavors of the palate.. a strong middle palate that keeps going through to the finish... good example of 2009 I guess.

Balletto Estate Pinot Noir Russian River valley 2009  spice and mushroom... juicy but a young green tinge on the end...good acidity... needs time

Carter Hossfield Coliseum 2008 Napa a merlot and cab blend.. dark garnet in color... pretty sweet nose was I smelling cornbread? juicy on the palate.. lots of flavors that lead through a silky smooth tannin finish

Carter Revilo Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Napa  completely different nose than the last.. steak sauce and dark fruit... lots of fruit on the palate.. dark flavors... worthy of the price... even more so considering the wine received the same points from specator as Screaming Eagle and over half the cost

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