Avelina 2009 Pinot Noir, Emerson Vineyards.


Medium bodied, luscious, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a glorious nose of perfume and rich flavors of red currant, cranberry, red cherry and mild clove on the palate.   Good consistency through and through. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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Domaine ” La Garrigue” 2005- Cotes Du Rhone


Got this medium bodied, moderate tannin wine at a shop in Goodyear, AZ and am confused about a specific detail.  Even though this wine is referred to as a ” Cotes Du Rhone” with a blend of  65% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah, why does the cork lead me to believe this was bottled and has something to do with Appellation Vacqueyas?    Kind of conflicting being that Vacqueyas has been graced it’s own Appellation since 1990 and is no longer regarded as a Cotes Du Rhone and is more heavier Syrah based than Grenache based? Nevertheless, this consistent Cotes Du Rhone has subtle hints of lavender, unsweetened black licorice and a nice frequency of subtle damp earth.  A sturdy Cotes Du Rhone even with all the conflicting, ambiguous information from the cork and overly worded label.  Keep Believing and Keep Drinking.

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