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Friday, May 1, 2009

On 9:25 AM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine   No comments
A few of the wines I've had recently:

Pio Cesare Barolo 2004 - Very impressive. Delicious now, still needs a lot of time before peak drinking.

Pio Cesare Nebbiolo d'Alba 2005 - Outstanding. Great purity of flavors.

Arrowood Chardonnay - Big in the tropical fruit/oak California style, but has great acidity. Despite the big fruit flavors, it's never cloying or simplistic.

Galliard St. Joseph - 100% Syrah from the Northern Rhone. Excellent on the second day (it was an almost full sample bottle that David of Village Wines left for me the night of the organic tasting, but I didn't get to it until the next night.) Classic black plum/black raspberry with some black pepper and a little smoke. I can't help thinking that I would get just as much pleasure from the Gaillard VdP Syrah for less money.

Giacomo Sangiovese - Very rich for a Tuscan Sangiovese at this price. Definitely a more complex wine than either Monte Antico or Santa Christina. It has an earthy element that you just don't find in the other wines. The Giacomo still has a good bit of fruit, but it isn't a "fruity" wine. The other elements keep the flavors well integrated.

That's it for now.

I'm keep telling myself to work on this more often, but somehow, I start making notes and never get back to it.

Until next time,

Paul
5/1/2009

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