Erika Ann

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My Location:
Alameda, CA
Member Since
August 2007
About me in 10 words or less 
I exist as I am, that is enough.
My hometown 
My favorite wines 
Anything that tickles my tongue and twinkles my toes. I recently was impressed with Spanish wines, so will look more into those. I already know I like Bordeaux and Burgundy. Port.
My favorite foods 
Steak...rare. Tamales. Avocado. Vegetarian Burritos. My mom's crazy concoctions of whatever we have in the fridge and pantry. Phish food. Apple Jacks. Linguine with clams. French Onion Soup.
My favorite websites,,, (yeah, I have a myspace. you wanna fight about it?)
When I am not on WineZap, I... 
am fighting negativity and dissatisfaction armed only with a smile and eternal patience.
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  1970 - Latour, Chateau 
 Mar 28, 2008

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Okay, so I'm not really side by side testing a "leaker" 1970 Chateau Latour vs Meridian Merlot, but if memory serves, this partially oxidated, and certainly weathered first growth would whoop the tar out of Meridian Merlot.  It would dominate a lot of wines I've tasted.  You know why?  Because it's so exceptional that it can travel all over the world, get some sort of damage late in its life, leak all over my jeans and still taste better off of my fingers than most average wines out of premiere Riedel glassware.  The fruit is still making itself known through the very first taste: strawberries sing on my tongue.  Oh, my first First Growth!  How I love thee.

Could I be a little biased?  Perhaps.  But it was certainly palatable.  That's all a girl can really ask for.  As Roger Miller would've said: "Chug-a-lug, Chug-a-lug.  Makes ya wanna holler HOWDY HO!"


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  2005 - Aromes de Pavie 
 Mar 14, 2008

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 I am an emotional person, and beauty and beautiful moments have been known to push me to tears, and I have to say that the excitement I felt knowing I was drinking a wine that came from the same grapes that made Pavie could have made me cry if I wasn't in the company of a whole lot of my peers.  I know I have very little chance of ever drinking the real deal, so to get this close and for it to deliver this well, I'll take it any day of the week.  It was so smooth and the flavors exciting and complex...and it was already showing so much as a 2005.  Think of it in a couple years!  So, yeah, you can't always get what you want.  But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need!  Ain't that the truth, Mick Jagger!

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Nice review on the Latour:) Made me laugh... ...
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