Sunday, May 24, 2009

Woodside Vineyards 5/23/09

'03 Estate Sparkling Wine (SCM)
Nose - rich, with lemon and an oak note, lime, herb garden, mandarin wine.
Chalky lime, lemon, seltzer, slight hint of peach. Asking for oysters. 88 pts

'07 Chardonnay (SCM)
Nose - rich, smooth, tarragon, touches of lemon and peach, sandstone.
Smooth, a bit flabby, musty oak, waxy, lime, peach, lanolin. 85 pts

'05 Pinot Noir Estate (SCM)
Nose - heady, high-toned, intense concentration of fruit and spice - super rich, dark fruit.
Dark, intense fruit, dark minerality, nutmeg, clove, integrated char. 93 pts

'06 Zinfandel Estate (SCM)
Nose - rich, spiced boysenberry, clove, nice French oak.
Smooth, clovey, black plum, cassis and boysenberry, creme brulee, nutmeg, slight hint of green peppercorn, with lime pith, blackberry and balsa on the finish. Drink '10-14 93 pts

'04 Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate" (SCM)
Nose - high-toned cranberry, cassis and blackberry, with sandalwood, cardamon, vanillin, blackberry jam, star anise, and the slightest hint of creme de menthe.
Dusty oak, blackberry, cassis and raspberry, touches of cedar, lime, and lemon verbena, and a hint of tobacco. Good acid. Drink '13-'24. 93+ pts

'04 Zinfandel Port (SCM)
Nose - heady, raisin, prune, and fresh boysenberry, PX-like treacle, nutmeg, anise, exotic wood spice.
Spicy, rich, blackberry, marachino liqueur, nutmeg, clove. Long, sweet, spicy, warm, boysenberry liqueur finish. 93 pts

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