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Monday, September 15, 2008

2006 Peirano Estate Vineyards The Other

To quote Homer Simpson: “I can see why this is so popular!” This is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 10% Shiraz. This ran me just about $12....I could've bought a lot of Duff Beer with that money.

Some dried candied cherries are on the nose here with perhaps a bit of cinnamon.

For fruit, I seem to only be getting some plum – but this is seriously lacking in backbone which sadly makes this a tad bit flabby once it hits the palate. The mid and back palate improve somewhat with cinnamon and oak making their way through and the acid finally presenting itself.

A somewhat pruney finish – perhaps a prune with some Italian spices.

The fact that a wine with these issues goes for over ten bucks means this gets a "boo" instead of a "boo-urns."

Wine: 4
QPR: 3

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