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Sunday, May 24, 2009

A great wine note

Writing wine notes is hard. We always get a group of friends with great palates and even better descriptors for a round table tasting when we are trying to write out notes for our release letters. Tracey, having just returned from VA and DC, brought a note back from the Wine Kitchen - www.thewinekitchen.com - that I enjoyed and thought I would share it.
Who: The Recluse, A Donkey and Goat
What: Syrah
Where: Anderson Valley, California
When: 2006

What we thought.....
Like an elephant on a tightrope, huge flavors of blueberry and cherry are perfectly balanced with loose black tea and coca notes. The scent of violets and dried fruits round out this full-bodied syrah from a cooler region of California wine country.

Great note - wish I could write them like this.

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