Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday 12/28 Wine Tasting Notes @ La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro

Check out Tom D. at La Belle Epoque for some of the best wine tasting around.  I've not yet heard of one person who didn't like this event.  Yes, it's that good!

Bommarito Merlot Napa 2008

'This wine has an underlying aroma of toasty oak, incense and nutmeg. The flavors are of ripe cherry and plum with spicy cinnamon. The Syrah enhances the texture and adds layers of flavor to the mid-palate. It is a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine with an easy finish of smooth, rounded tannins and pleasing oak that is ready to drink now.

Christian Moueix Medoc 2005
"Soft and fruity, with tobacco, plum and berry character. Medium-bodied. Delicious."
*85 points Wine Spectator, March 31, 2008

"Beautiful red deep color. Red fruit bouquet. Powerful and well balanced body with long length."  50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot

St Francis Wild Oak Merlot Sonoma County 2005
"Shows good structure and focus, with plum and pencil lead aromas and sleek black currant, cedar and spicy dill flavors. Drink now through 2014."
*88 points, Wine Spectator, November 15, 2009

"It's dry and a bit rugged, but saved by lush flavors of black cherries, currants, mocha and spices, and a sweet coating of sandalwood. Decant for an hour to let it breathe."
*87 points, Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2009
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