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Old 07-10-2017, 09:47 PM   #3521
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Monday night, and oh what a Monday. A rib eye and some of my 2013 red blend. Indulge myself? You bet!
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:44 PM   #3522
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So this did not disappoint thats for sure. You won't find this in any store outside of WA State. Take a look at the blend. This is the real deal!
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:24 PM   #3523
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Broke open a 'tester' of the 2015 Crowdsourced Cabernet from Columbia Crest. As expected, a little tight at first. But still good, considering its relatively young age. It opened up fairly nicely. I get blueberry and anise - tannin and acid are fairly firm. This is pretty enjoyable now, but I plan to let the remaining bottles sit for (hopefully) two years or more.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:40 PM   #3524
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Drank some extra I had after racking off our 2015 Muscat. Definitely needs some back sweetening for our tastes, but good overall.

 
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A bit of leftover Piper Sonoma Brut sparkling wine for starters. Lessee what comes up for dinner!
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I have fallen in love with Norton. We are traveling through Missouri (beginning our adventure of seeing a game in every major league ball park). One day we decided to visit the Missouri wine country and that's where I met Norton. To me it is so complex it should be a blend, not a single varietal. Truly outstanding and my new obsession
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:04 PM   #3528
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May 2015 version of a Bordeaux field blend (74% Merlot, 13% Cab Sauv, 13% Malbec). Seems like the added tannins have died back a lot, very smooth without the bite I got from a bottle earlier in the year. Very fruit forward, which is a change, almost like the Cab Sauv packed up and left the equation, leaving the fruit to run rampant.

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I have fallen in love with Norton. We are traveling through Missouri (beginning our adventure of seeing a game in every major league ball park). One day we decided to visit the Missouri wine country and that's where I met Norton. To me it is so complex it should be a blend, not a single varietal. Truly outstanding and my new obsession
You are one of the few. I am also a Norton fan, absolutely my favorite. As far as blending goes it is my understanding that as long as the single varietal is 80% or higher they are allowed to call it a single varietal. If you taste a 100% Norton you will find there is little to no middle or end palate so they are often blended. This fall I'm making 10+ gallons. I'm going to blend 10 and 20% Merlot, 10-20% Tannat or Nebbiola and some unblended. My favorite is a 10% Merlot blend from one of my local wineries.

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Domaine Loubejac Rose from Oregon. This is another one of those 'Winery Direct' wines from TW, where it is hard to find the actual winery. But something (I don't recall what) caught my interest when I saw this online. At $15, it's no screaming bargain, but it is very nice. Not a steal, but I'm not upset with what I paid. Really nice mineral notes, along with peach and strawberry. Good finish. Excellent with tonight's dinner
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