Local Wine Tasting — XII

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今天的 tasting 分成兩部分,第一部份有Pleasant Valley Vineyards 2007 Viognier, Alfaro Family Vineyards 2007 Lindsay Paige Chardonnay, Aptos Creek Vineyards 2001 Estate Pinot Noir, Downhill Winery 2006 Slippery Slope Red Blend 和 Stroth Hall 2006 Nelson Vineard Syrah。

第二部分是來自 Kathryn Kennedy 酒莊的 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, 2006 Lateral, 2006 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon,  2001 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 和 2005 Syrah。

There are two tastings today, the 1st contains Pleasant Valley Vineyards 2007 Viognier, Alfaro Family Vineyards 2007 Lindsay Paige Chardonnay, Aptos Creek Vineyards 2001 Estate Pinot Noir, Downhill Winery 2006 Slippery Slope Red Blend and Stroth Hall 2006 Nelson Vineard Syrah.

The other contains wines from Kathryn Kennedy Winery. 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, 2006 Lateral, 2006 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon,  2001 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Syrah.

Pleasant Valley Vineyards 2007 Viognier

鳳梨、成熟的甜桃香氣,些許的煙燻味以及木桶味道。口感微酸,帶有明顯的甜桃以及柑橘味道,另有些微的蘋果味道。

Pineapple and rich ripe peach, with slight smoke and oak. A little acidity mouthfeel pairing with concentrated peach and citrus, and a little bit apple.

Alfaro Family Vineyards 2007 Lindsay Paige Chardonnay

和前面的 Viognier 比起來,果香較為成熟,有桃子跟蘋果。可以嗅到些許的蜂蜜與香草味,同時也出現在品飲的時候。木桶味道和微酸的柑橘香味也不賴,如果延續時間可以更長的話會更棒。

Riper fruit aromas than previous Viognier, contain peach and apple. Can sense hints of honey and vanilla in nose and palate. Oak and lightly acid citrus are also good. It will be a very great bottle if can last longer.

Aptos Creek Vineyards 2001 Estate Pinot Noir

覆盆莓香味,入口有胡椒味。因為已經有點年紀,所以口感已經很滑順。雖然不是味道濃郁的Pinot Noir,但是個好入口的東西。

Raspberry in nose, pepper hints in palate. With years of aging, the mouthfeel is very smooth. Not a strong flavored Pinot Noir, but easy to drink.

Downhill Winery 2006 Slippery Slope Red Blend

少見的 Syrah 為主的 blending。櫻桃與黑莓味道,口感是些微的胡椒,和下一款同為06年的 Syrah 相比丹寧柔順。香氣比較輕快感(high tone)。

A Syrah major blending, rarely seen. Cherry and blackberry aromas, and slight pepper palate. Compare to the next 06 Syrah, this one has higher tone aromas and smoother tannins.

Stroth Hall 2006 Nelson Vineard Syrah

這一款在上週就有喝過。這禮拜再次喝還是覺得很棒,跟前一款比起來香味比較集中且有趣,有櫻桃、土壤及草的味道,相比較來味道比較低緩(low tone)。口中的胡椒味較來得明顯。

I had this one week ago, and still feel good when drink it again this week. The aromas are more concentrated and interesting than previous one, cherry, soil and grass in a lower tone. More pepper notes in palate.

Kathryn Kennedy 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

香瓜、檸檬與些許花香、蜂蜜。些微的酸喝起來很清爽。

Mellon and lemon with flowers and honey hints. Refreshingly acidity.

Kathryn Kennedy 2006 Lateral

Lateral 指的是葡萄橫向長的藤枝。這款酒是以 Merlot 為主的 blending,沒記錯的話另外混有 Cabernet Franc、Cabernet Sauvignon、Petite Verdot 等葡萄,黑醋栗、黑莓味道都很充足,一些皮革味道,丹寧不會很澀口。

Lateral means the horizontal grape cane. This red is a blending with Merlot (majorly), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, etc. Black currant and blackberry. Leather. Tannins are not harsh.

Kathryn Kennedy 2006 Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignon & 2001 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

會擺在一起講因為都是 Cabernet Sauvignon。詢問酒莊的人之後才知道取名 “Small Lot” 是因為這款酒是集合了幾個小葡萄園的葡萄釀造而成,而且每年所挑選的葡萄園數量都不太一樣,感覺起來就像是大雜燴料理一樣。味道上兩者都是黑醋栗、黑莓為主,但 2001 Estate 確實濃醇許多,且2001 Estate 的丹寧已經變得順口,且喝起來香氣延續很久,不過一罐一百多的價錢實在太貴了  XD。相對來說 2006 Small Lot比較令人驚豔,丹寧與香氣並不像 2001 Estate 那樣迅速地在口中展開,而是慢慢地伸展開來。

Place notes of these two reds together due to both are Cabernet Sauvignon. The name “Small Lot” means they collect grapes from several small vineyards to make this one, and not the same vineyards every year. That sounds like cooking with many ingredients. Nose and palate are majorly black currant and black berries, but 2001 Estate is more dense and concentrated. Besides, the tannins of 2001 Estate are very smooth after years of aging, and long lasting. However, the price of 2001 Estate is more than $100/bottle, that is really crazy. In contrast, 2006 Small Lot is more surprising, the tannins and aromas do not explode immediately as 2001 Estat, but in a slow and elegant mannar.

Kathryn Kennedy 2005 Syrah

呃,老實說不太想寫這一瓶,因為同一天的 Stroth Hall 2006 Nelson Vineard Syrah 比較好喝,所以就跳過吧。 😛

Well, I prefer prior Stroth Hall 2006 Nelson Vineard Syrah, so let’s skip this one. 😛

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