11.17.10 NO PINOT

3 04 2011

Unlike most of us winos in San Francisco, Russell is not a fan of the Pinot Noir. His house, his rules: bring over a big red, Zinfandels welcome. Just don’t bring no Pinot.

1. 2008 Fuso Barbera Colli Tortonesi.

Nose: Cranberry walnut bread, cinnamon, crayon

Palate: Cranberry spiced cider, boozy cranberry – but the diet version of course.

Rating: 5.85/10

2. 2007 Granacha, Cotes du Rhone.

Nose: Walnuts, plum, dick, butter, fireplace, fir.

Palate: Juice box – the box, not the uice, black cherry juice, cherries.

Rating: 5.31/10

3. 2007 Caliberico Red Blend, Lodi (Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Tannat).

Nose: Buttered popcorn topped with paprika, red cherry almond reduction, basil, almond sauce, marciellos (pizza), blackberry

Palate: Butter with brown sugar, maple syrup flavor, specifically Aunt Jemima maple syrup, buttered popcorn.

Rating: 5.32/10

4. 2007 Ogiers (Les Moirets) Cotes du Rhone.

Nose: Chocolate, bacon, vanilla extract, powdered sugar

Palate: Fireplace, dark cherry juice, sour, citrus, raw marshmallows.

Rating: 4.77/10

5. 2009 Ridge 3 Valley Blend

Nose: Buttered Popcorn, crusty crust, pickled fruit, blueberry

Palate: Good, blackberry, cupcakes.

6. 2009 Malbec, Philips Sehell

Nose: Raisin, asparagus, snozberries, watermelon, red berries/raspberries, smoke, fire and a $2-10 whore.

Palate: Astringent, alcohol, lemon,

7. 2007 BV Rutherford Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Nose: Kool aid and veggies

Palate: Black currant, grapefruit, slutty old wine and leather suits.

The notes then said:





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