Local Wine Tasting — X

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今天品飲的都是來自 Sonnet 的酒款,這個酒莊只出產 Pinot Noir 的酒,所擁有的葡萄園除了在 Santa Cruz Mountain 區域之外,還有在 Russian River Valley、York Mountain、Santa Lucia 等區域,所以相當於是從加州中南部(York Mountain)到中北部(Russian River)的風味都一應俱全。

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All wines are from Sonnet Wine Cellars which only cultivates Pinot Noir. Besides of Santa Cruz Mountain region, their vinyards include Russian River Valley, York Mountain and Santa Lucia. Cover all Pinot Noir flavors from mid-south (York Mountain) California to mid-north (Russian River).

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Sonnet 2005 Pinot Noir Kruse Vineyard:

葡萄園在 York Mountain。順口,算是進入適飲期。黑莓、櫻桃香很一致的出現在杯中與口腔裡。不過這支酒在今天的四款酒當中比較沒特色。XD

Sonnet 2006 Pinot Noir Tondre’s Grapefield:

來自Santa Lucia。有一點點的草莓香氣,還有肉桂。丹寧仍很年輕,莓類果香延續性很好,另外略有煙燻味道。

Sonnet 2006 Pinot Noir Amber Ridge:

來自Russian River Valley。跟前者很像,同樣丹寧很年輕,但是比前者厚實細緻。帶有木頭香味,而莓類的香味也比較集中。香氣延續性很好,另外有很美妙的回甜。

Sonnet 2006 Pinot Noir Muns Vineyard:

來自Santa Cruz Mountain。一樣很年輕,雖然丹寧同樣是厚實且細緻(比前者好一些),莓類的果香也很棒,但是喝起來的感覺跟前兩者不太一樣,口感沒有那麼的濃烈(不太會形容)。木桶香味。另外有很「神奇」的草味,就像是扭傷時去看中醫會貼的那種草藥膏的味道,淡淡的、一點都不刺鼻,是個有趣的味道。 😛

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Sonnet 2005 Pinot Noir Kruse Vineyard:

Vineyard is at York Mountain. Smooth, ready to drink. Black berry and cherries appear in nose and palate. However, this wine is not very special among today’s four wines. XD

Sonnet 2006 Pinot Noir Tondre’s Grapefield:

From Santa Lucia. Hint of stawberry and cinnamon. Young tannins, lingering berries in palate, a little smoky.

Sonnet 2006 Pinot Noir Amber Ridge:

From Russian River Valley. Similar to previous one, tannins are young, but denser and subtler. Wood nose, concentrated berries. Lingering palate, and brilliant sweet after palate.

Sonnet 2006 Pinot Noir Muns Vineyard:

Santa Cruz Mountain region. The same, young. Dense and subtle tannins, good berries aromas. However, the palate and mouthfeel are not so “strong” (well, I still do not have proper word to describe the feeling… ). Besides of wood, there’s a “mystery” grass aroma. Like grass  pastes of mandarin medicine for sprains. Light, not harsh, and interesting.  😛

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另外,今天一進門老闆就跟另外一個店員講說「I say he must come for tasting!!」。呃…

也因為太常去了,老闆還問說「How many wines do you taste till now?」『I don’t know, I never count.』。但是我想光在 vinocruz 喝過的應該有個30~40種了吧?再加上 Barrel tasting 的時候有差不多 100 種,另外有兩次整天的 wine tasting,各約有三十種,所以到現在大概喝了200種酒以上… (大驚!)

當我喝到最後一款酒的時候,來了新的客人坐在旁邊,那時他還在猶豫要 tasting 哪幾款酒,就問我 Sonnet 的酒怎麼樣,因為已經喝到最後一款了,所以就跟他說我的感覺,在一旁幫其他客人結帳的老闆聽到就說「I agree with him…」 *得意*

最後要離開的時候,老闆還說「I think you are almost professional about Santa Cruz wines」 XD  (not really, actually, still has a long way to go… )