Monday, July 16, 2018

USA Wine Tasting #WeekendWinedown

A to Z Pinot Gris 2016 (Oregon, USA) - Notes of under ripe peach, apricot, green apple, ripe pear, honey, honeysuckle, candied lemon, crushed rock, and a hint of confection on the nose. On the palate this wine was dry with medium plus alcohol and acidity, and medium body, length, and complexity. Notes of grapefruit, golden apple, honey, peach, ripe pear, apricot, and crushed rock.
La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016 (Sonoma Coast, USA) - On the nose almond, popcorn, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel apple, sugared grapefruit, cream corn, confected lemon, apricot, peach, honey, honeydew, mushroom, and wet stone. On the palate this wine is dry with medium plus structure. Toasty, nutty, creamy, smoky notes as well as mirroring the nose. Tartrate Crystals from being acidified due to hot climate.
Omero Pinot Noir 2015 (Willamette Valley, USA) - On the nose cherry cola, cherry, strawberry, forest floor, black pepper, beef root, cranberry, red licorice, vanilla, backing spice, smoke, and confection. On the palate this wine is dry with medium plus alcohol and acidity, medium body, length, and complexity, and soft tannin. Notes of riper/fresher fruit, such as strawberry, cranberry, and blackberry, beef root, black tea, vanilla, baking spices, forest floor, and black pepper.
Tuli Pinot Noir 2016 (Sonoma County, USA) - “Wagner” family known for Belle Glos and Meiomi. Notes of cherry cola, cranberry, mocha, cherry cough drop, raspberry, blackberry, beef root, menthol, sweet vanilla, new leather, black tea, black pepper, forest floor, confection, and savoury. On the palate this wine is dry with medium plus alcohol, acidity, length, and complexity, soft tannin, and medium body. Notes of strawberry, chocolate, baking spice, cherry, vanilla, caramel, raspberry, blueberry, forest floor, and cherry cola. Nose mirrors palate.
Cowhorn Syrah 21 2013 (Applegate Valley, USA) - Notes of blueberry, violets, cherry, strawberry, plum, blackberry, mocha, black tea, black pepper, savoury, olive brine, dried herbs, smoke, menthol, dried earth, and graphite. On the palate this wine is dry with medium tannins, alcohol, and body, high acidity, and medium plus length and complexity. Notes of fresh/ripe fruits, such as blueberry, blackberry, and plum, mocha, black pepper, smoke, charcoal, and dried earth.
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Napa Valley, USA) - Notes of tomato, beet root, green pepper, jalapeños, dill, dried cherry and strawberry, SmartFood, cheese, leather, cedar, black tea, black pepper, baking spice, coconut, vanilla, tobacco, plum, blackberry, clove, cassis, black current, forest floor, and graphite. On the palate this wine was dry with medium plus structure. Notes of fresher fruit, such as cherry, strawberry, plum, and blackberry, black tea, baking spice, coconut, leather, cassis, smoke, coffee, blue cheese, and forest floor.
Col Solare Collector's Society Red Wine Red Mountain 2013 (Washington, USA) - Tomato vine, green pepper, menthol, stewed cherry, strawberry, blackberry, smoke, baking spice, anise, violets, vanilla, cassis, black current, cherry cola, graphite, and a combo of forest floor and dried earth. On the palate this wine is dry with high alcohol, full body, medium tannins, and medium plus acidity, length, and complexity. Overall soft/plush. Notes of cherry, strawberry, blackberry, plum, vanilla, black tea, cherry cola, cassis, chocolate, mocha, baking spices, confection, and forest floor.
DeLoach Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2014 (Russian River Valley, USA) - Notes of menthol, cherry cough syrup, fennel, licorice, black tea, oregano, black pepper, raisin, dried plum, fig, cranberry, cherry cola, and dried earth. On the palate this wine is dry with high alcohol, medium tannins and complexity, high acidity, medium plus body, and medium minus length. Notes of sour cherry, strawberry, and spice.

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