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Wines I Tasted Yesterday

A quick rundown: 2009 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa): Sancerre meets (a touch of) New Zealand. 2009 Zuccardi Serie ‘A’ Torrontes (Argentina): Less soapy and perfumed than most Torrontes. Has a petrol nose that reminds me of German or Australian Riesling. Probably the best Torrontes I’ve had. 2008 Costieres de Pomerol Picpoul de Pinet [More]

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Hamilton Russell

Chardonnay 2007: The vintage produced wines that are “easy and open” and “mineral instead of fruit-driven.” The wine had lots of acidity and was oaky (but not insanely obstrusive). Low pH like Chablis; it is a “dry, austere, and mineral” wine. Chardonnay 2006: Less acidity, probably due to the extra year in bottle. Southern Right [More]

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