SANTA CRUZ MTNS PINOT PARADISE

Report on the 11th annual Pinot Paradise “Grand Cruz” tasting by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (...more)

TASTING NOTES FROM TOM HILL
We tasted last night (2/25/15) Some Old & Less Old Rhones: Rosenblum: I have, of course, followed Kent Rosenblum from the very start. These three '04's were appalling wines. Way too alcoholic & over-the-top & overextracted....goopy messes. Kent sold to Diageo in 2008, so these were made under his regime. And time has not been kind to these wines. The Rockpile was a sorry best of this threesome. ...(...more)
GRAPE-NOTES

Via the N.Y. Times:

“Consumers have become more educated about wine,” said Jessica Certo, Del Frisco’s wine director. “Their ability to drink out of the box has evolved, and they’re willing to try more things.”
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I hope this doesn't mean we'd have to DRINK it out of the box.

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