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EmilyTitusVineyards wrote:oooh, now there's a thought...
"thought" needs to change to "fact"
make it happen! we don't get enough Zin on this site ... well actually InZINerator and Haynes were great, I would take those two back anytime ...
w.w bottles| 303 L: Diablita Red
"Life's too short for bad coffee, bad chocolate, and bad wine"
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mbecker wrote:*Labrat First Impression Report*
Initially - WD, thank you so much for the free bottle of wine for tasting. I don't think I have ordered by the deadline in quite some time so it was very unexpected. A nice glass of wine at work in the afternoon has a way of setting the day right.
As a frame of reference, the woot wines I have most enjoyed have been Corison (of course), Ty Caton (I may like the Field Blen.d the best), Wellington (really loved the 02 Syrah), and maybe the Frazier (Lupine).
These are some initial notes from a pop, pour and taste in office coffee mug. I will try again tonight and provide additional notes.
Nose was chocolate raspberry and other non-distinct berries. Initial taste is earthy, tart, with some chalk, tobacco and perhaps some cherry. I would not call this a fruit bomb at all. The tannins are very present and linger on a medium to long finish. Perhaps some dark baker's chocolate on the finish. As the wine opens up (15-20 minutes) the flavors become much more integrated.
More notes to follow this evening. For those on the fence I am quite happy with my purchase and may pick up another set.
Is there some kind of codicil to Wine Commandment VIII (Thou shalt not serve wine in an improper vessel) that allows for labrats and coffee mugs?
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
- Maria Robinson
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syphen9 wrote:I'm a fairly recent Wine Wooter, but a very enthusiastic one. I've been wavering on whether or not to woot off on this particular offering. Honestly, it was a statement on the Titus website that made my mind up for me, "Dry-farmed,"California-sprawl" trellising systems were replaced with close-spaced vertical trellis systems with automatic drip irrigation systems." As if this represents an improvement!
I'm not a wine expert or even a great gardener at that but I suspect they can get a more consistant more exact flavor/ph level etc when they do it this way and can make consistantly good wine. That's just a guess though, good luck with your woots!
Ty Caton - Cab, Goosecross Orange Muscat/Chenin Blanc, Gun Bun - Merlot, mix, pinot noir, Kent Ras. Pinot Noir, Titus Cab, Ty Caton - Fields, GunBun - Block 13 Cab, Woot Cellars - Toothstain (sp), Chase - Red Zin, LV - Cab