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Some Random Tasting Notes

Wines from a Blind Tasting Practice:

Muga Rioja Seleccion Especial Reserva 2005   $30   
Appearance: Clear, deep ruby with a pale ruby rim.
Nose: Clean, medium intense youthful aromas of  mixed almost jammy black & red fruit.
Palate: Dry, medium body, medium+ tannins, acidity, and finish with sour cherry and vanilla flavors.

Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet 2004     $80
Appearance: Clear, deep garnet with a pale garnet rim.
Nose: Clean, medium+ developing aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis with some chocolate and cedar.
Palate: Dry, medium+ body, tannins, alcohol, acidity and finish with flavors mirroring the aromas.

Clementin du Chateau Pape Clement - Graves 2005    $35        
Appearance: Clear, medium garnet with a pale garnet rim.
Nose: Clean, medium+ developing aromas of tobacco and black fruit with just a hint of green .
Palate: Dry, full body, medium+ tannins, acidity, alcohol and with the flavors mirroring the aromas with the addition of minerality in the medium+ length finish.

Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2006     $32
Appearance: Clear, deep garnet with a pale garnet rim.
Nose: Clean, medium intense developing aromas of smoked meat, herbs, red fruit and mushrooms.
Palate: Dry, medium+ tannins, medium body, alcohol, acidity and finish with flavors mirroring the aromas.

All four of these wines were very good and could probably be held but you may as well enjoy them now.


  1. I had the Alain
    Graillot Crozes-Hermitage and was impressed enough to buy a second bottle to serve at my dinner party. Thank you for the recommendation.

  2. Oh, good, I am glad you liked it. It was one of my favorites, too. Thanks for letting me know!


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