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Saturday, March 03, 2007

2003 Whitman Cellars Narcissa Red Wine

The is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc and ran us right around $15. We let it open for around two hours and to me the Cabernet Sauvignon was the dominant grape but as it opens further into hour four the Syrah has really come through.

Alcohol, oak, spice, and black fruit on the nose.

This is starts off very smooth and the tannins only kick in towards the end. Tobacco, chocolate covered cherries, oak, a bit of bell pepper, and some plum are all on the palate. Fran gets tart blueberry and black pepper....I see the pepper, but I get no berry fruit at all.

The finish has a slight burn and lots of oak with some plum and cinnamon.

An excellent bottle of wine, and one I’d gladly buy again.

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