Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dumol RRV Syrah 2007

Tasting notes > A dense purple. Whiffing it - roasted black fruits, cigar and beets. A broad mid palate reveals exotic flavors that encompass mushrooms, damp earth, violets and 'bah kuah' (chinese smoked pork slices). Great inner mouth strength, yet there is a certain lightness of foot. Tannins still a shade brisk at this point. The length was a bit truncated, which was rather disappointing given the great promise displayed on the nose and in the mid-palate.

Aubert Ritchie 2007

Winemaker Mark Aubert, who cut his teeth @ Peter Michael Winery produces a stellar array of single-vineyard Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and more recently a Cabernet Sauvignon blend under his own label, Aubert. All wines are sold via a private mailing list and are highly recommended!

Tasting notes > Pristine, clear, canary-yellow in color. A beautiful nose of whipped cream, lemons and pine nuts. The entry is silky smooth, with just a mouth-filling burst of aromas that include pineapple, mango, minerals and flowers; with just a touch of cinnamon and bitter gourd. The balance is impeccable, reminiscent of Pahlmeyer Chardonnay '94, which was just heavenly. Superb persistence, which just goes on and on......Just a fabulous bottle of wine!