John S.

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My Location:
Palo alto, CA
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January 2009
 
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Fine Wine Specialist at JJ Buckley
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Palo Alto, CA
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SQN, Shafer HSS, Colgin , Masseto, Gaja, Alban, Saxum, Pegau...
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Mediterranean, Italian, Greek, Pizza
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  2006 - Rippon Vineyard Pinot Noir
 Mar 19, 2009

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Deep ruby , with a slightly lighter rim.  The nose has a plethora of red and black fruits including raspberry, cranberry, blackberry, and black cherry.  The fruit notes are balanced nicely by the complex earth and spice driven components like licorice, rhubarb, forest floor, and floral notes.  This wine has a elegant mouth-feel and a long complex finish that lingers pleasantly for 45+ seconds.  This wine shows tremendous depth and provides great pleasure now but will age for at least 8-10 years.  Whether you enjoy Burgundy or California Pinot this is one that is sure to please both palates!



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  2006 - Marques de Caceres Rioja Rosado (Rose)
 Mar 06, 2009

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 This is an absolutely stunning value rose from Spain.  This has a beautiful pinkish hue and an incredibly aromatic nose.  Watermelon, strawberries, white peach, and a soft floral note all play well together.  On the palate crisp, clean, and fresh, with great acidity and rich minerality.  This is a perfect wine for the Spring and Summer months ahead.  It is an excellent apertif wine and will go great with grilled foods.  I swear if I was served this in a black glass that it was a red wine; it has that much complexity!



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