Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday Tasting on a Wednesday: Darcie Kent Reds

Darcie Kent Vineyards, Livermore, CA

Darcie Kent Vineyards Red Wines

2010 Pinot Noir

100% Pinot Noir, from Monterey County’s Rava Blackjack Vineyard, this wine has a nice berry nose. Initial flavors offer more berry with some stone fruit as well. This leads to a finish with spice overtones.

2008 Merlot

100% Merlot, these Livermore Valley grapes are from the Crane Ridge vineyard’s “Crown Block.” The nose offers stone fruit. It has a balanced, layered texture of stone fruits leading to a lingering finish.

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Another wine from Livermore grapes, this is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 7% Merlot, and 2% Petite Sirah. Sourced from the Madden Ranch, stone fruit and earth are on the nose. With tannins for further aging, this balanced wine finishes long with spice flavors. Perhaps my favorite of the Darcie Kent wines.

Disclaimer: This wine was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Darcie Kent Vineyards. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the wine a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

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