Dona Paula Estate 2009 Malbec


Wonderful Malbec with lime zest, blackberries, wheat, damp earth, menthol and toasty oak on the nose and a glorious deep purple hue. Not your typical Malbec with it’s sharpness and raw rustic flavors, but nonetheless, thumbs up except for the moderately rugged oak influence and underrefined finish.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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Published in: on August 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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Joseph Carr


Caught a late dinner a couple nights ago and didn’t realize until after he had already left that i was sitting next to Winemaker Joseph Carr.  Would have enjoyed chatting with him.  🙂   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Published in: on July 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Rustenberg 2007 Meritage


Happy Wine Wednesday to all and the wine topic of the day is South African wine.  South African wine to me can be really inconsistent with it’s quality, but when you find a good one, they are absolutely mystical, contemplative and in their own rite.  So, last night my friend and I opened a bottle of 2007  Rustenberg by John X Merriman from Stellenbosch; and I was very pleased with what I fell into.  This balanced Meritage blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec had awesome deep flavors of blackberry, rustic earth, green pepper, graphite, with a tad of tobacco and vanilla extract. With smooth tannin and great feel throughout, this wine was an absolute joy to drink!  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 8:15 am  Comments (2)  
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Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2008


This one of those wines that if you can score it at $10 or $11 it is decent, but if it is priced between $17 and $20 not so worth it. This Cab has a beautiful dark hue and offers flavors of young easy sipping red fruit. Not much depth here, but if you decant this wine for about 45 minutes or so it would make for a good everyday sipping/dinner wine .  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Published in: on July 18, 2011 at 10:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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90 + Cellars Lot 28 Pinot Noir


Just stumbled across these guys this Weekend and their claim to fame is that they outsource ultra premium wines from Vineyards that only produce 90+ point wines and then they offer them to the consumer at discount price such as Cameron Hughes does with his Lot Series.  My Mom and I chose to give The Lot 28 a try which is a Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir that was on sale for $14.99 and WOW!

This wine from the first smell and taste has MASSIVE BARGAIN written all over it with a superbly refined bouquet of ripe red cherries, violets, perfume, sweet oak with a touch of juicy fruit.  Impeccable mouthfeel and nice pepperiness through the mid palate and finish; this wine at $14.99 is so underpriced it is ridiculous!!!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Published in: on July 18, 2011 at 10:29 am  Comments (2)  
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Herederos Del Marques De Riscal Rioja Reserva 2005


Had this Rioja Reserva on Friday night and was pleasantly surprised being that i am typically not a huge Tempranillo fan.  This medium body Spanish Red had a refined bouquet of musk, lavender, clay, wheat and sweet oak with a mild undertone of vanilla, black licorice.    With a gracious amount of balanced red and dark fruit and a mild toasty finish, this wine would be perfect with a massive grilled sirloin and portobello mushroom not overally seasoned.  Keep Believin and Keep Drinkin.

Published in: on July 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm  Comments (4)  
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Salvador Dali and Coulrophobia


After several days exploring the wonderful city of Barcelona, my Attorney James ” Mick” Ingram and I decided to throw a curveball into the mix and take a train several hrs away to the city of Figueres; to try and fathom what we could of the Official and quite massive Salvador Dali Museum.

Such an amazing experience it was to be free and take in a new environment, facing all fears and apprehensions which seemed to dwindle away with every passing second; With my Attorney representing me the whole way, I was able to conquer one of my biggest hangups and fears for the very first time in my Life.

Side by side with what I once renowned as being ” The Ultimate Nefarious Being”, I was now able to overcome one of my deepest trepidation and become one with my past nemesis; ( Yes, Madness will always will ensue, but not necessarily for the worst.)

Onward we moved onward 2 blocks to one of the most Surreal places I have ever experienced, taking in a mastermind’s vision for the next 2 hrs, contemplating, perusing, being certain, being confused, feeling vulnerable, feeling like their are absolutely no boundaries in this Dreamscape/Life.  Love to all and please enjoy the Journey wherever it takes you.

                                            

International Praise


Cheers to all of my International fans in The UK, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, The Czech Republic, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka- Komodo Country

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