Monday, August 18, 2014

2009 Bolney Estate Bubbly from Sussex, England. Chardonnay and Müller Thurgau. Not bad but not great either. Green fruit and citrus peel with hints of toast. Reminiscent of Prosecco and seems slightly off-dry. A tad bit astringent on the finish. Much better sections from this producer available. #wine #sommelier #england #englishwine #delectableapp



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2010 Ridgeview 'Fitzrovia' #Englishwine #Fizz #Sparkling #Rosé. Traditional method with notes of dried red fruit, grapefruit peel, toasted brioche and almond. Fantastic acidity and persistent bubbles. #wine #sommelier #england #englishwine #delectableapp



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2012 Detour Malbec, Columbia Valley. #Malbec envisioned by Oregon Pinot Noir winemaker, Darcy Pendergrass. A bouquet of violets on the nose with notes of fresh blueberry, wild raspberry and plum. Super fresh on the finish with a silky texture. Nice interpretation of Malbec that does not tire the palate like an over extracted #wine from #Argentina. #sommelier #wawine #delectableapp



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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Keepin' it #local #wine #flight at Sonoma Wine Bar in #DC. Great way to sample some local wine fare. #vawine #mdwine @breauxvineyards @oldwestminsterwinery @paradisespringswinery



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Bedell 2010 'Taste White', North Fork of Long Island. #NYwine. I swear this gets better each time I taste. In-your-face aromas of peach, mango, honeysuckle and ginger spice. Peach and pineapple on the palate with a long, lush texture through the finish. A cornucopia of #summer fruit flavors. #wine #sommelier #bedell #delectableapp



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Old Westminster #Albariño, Carroll County, #Maryland #MDwine. A great example of why Albariño should be planted in more vineyards in the mid-Atlantic. Aromas of white flowers and orange peel plus lemon meringue, apricot and mango. Round and creamy texture with a lingering finish. Six months on the lees contributes to the creamy palate. Good show from a new winery. #wine #sommelier #delectableapp



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Gadino Cabernet Franc, Virginia #VAwine. Surprisingly well done red in a cool, wet vintage. Lighter style with ripe cherry, cranberry intertwined with wet leaves and green herbal notes. Light and fresh finish. Preferable to serve slightly chilled for a summer sipper red. #wine #sommelier #cabernet #cabernetfranc #delectableapp



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