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Christmas for Wine Lovers!

Don’t you love this time of year?  Getting together with family and friends.  The Food – yes, we love the food… and of course the wine.  It’s a time of year when we try new wines, and buy new wines for friends.

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to try the 2009 Descendientes de Jose Palacios “Petalos del Bierzo” Bierzo.  At $35 a bottle here at the NSLC, I was a little disappointed.  Now don’t get me wrong… most people love this wine.  It was given a 93 by Wine Spectator and a 90 by Robert Parker.  Dark black cherries, nice color, but I found it strong.  That’s the only word I can describe.  I like the Marquis de Riscal Rioja better.

6th Sense Syrah

Now it’s time to talk about my new favorite find.  6th Sense Syrah from the Michael David Winery in California.  I am in love, big time.    I was greeted by this dark purple color.  As it danced around the wine glass I caught aromas of toasted red fruit.   Hints of Vanilla and oak – all the things I love in a red wine.  And the taste did not disappoint.  This could be my new favorite.  I will have to try another bottle which I plan on doing tonight.

Till next week, Cheers

Darlene

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