2002 Clancys

This is a Shiraz, Cab, Merlot and Cab Franc blend.

This bottle was looking at me for a long time, not sure why I kept passing it up. Lets just say blueberry, blackberry come the closest. I wouldnt at this point decant at all.

We really liked this easy to drink shiraz, maybe are expectations were low. Either way it was enjoyed. Not going to put a rating on it, probably hard to find now. But dont let bottles go to waste wating on the perfect moment to open. We got lucky on this one, so dig around and pull out that bottle you saved.  Cheers

2009 Sea Smoke Gratis Chardonnay


This has been a suprise! Came in the mail as a former club member. Why was I a member, Pinot of course. But wow is this an incredible Chard. Love the color nice medium yellow, great nose, not overly oaky at all. Just right. The acidity is low, the fruit is great. I have to say we loved drinking this wine.


OK, Sea Smoke known for Pinot. This Chard is a home run. The sad part is, its not for sale. Nope. Hence the name Gratis, so... Get a membership, go to Sea Smoke and search this one out.

On my scale of of gotta own and love to drink, a full 9 out of 10 here.

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2006 Ben Glaetzer, Wallace Shiraz $16-$26

Posted by Jeff Harig on Friday, May 15, 2009, In : Shiraz 
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Picked this up last night while out tasting wine. My friend Lori at the Wine Merchants in Carlsbad tasted me on it and Iam glad she did. My first thoughts were big red cherry nose, Nice cherry, peppery taste. Just what you like from Barossa valley Shiraz. Being on Barossa a blend of Grenache gives it that slight earthy and mineral taste and nose, gives is a bright light cherry taste too.

Colin Glaetzer is a pretty big name in the business, Ben his son, seems to be doing great as ...

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Henrys Drive Shiraz $59

Posted by Jeff Harig on Thursday, May 7, 2009, In : Shiraz 
Henrys Drive Shiraz. $59 good two days to open, got a little washed out but still very drinkable.

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West Coast Wino

Jeff New and improved site should be coming soon. Its been a while I know! But the real job, you know the one that pays the bills and will get our daughter through college.... OK the summer is here and I am looking at nice warm weather wines. Typically you are expecting big reds, I know. Look for some crisp white wines like Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc, and Cosenting Pinot Grigio to appear soon! Today I am heading over to Caruth Winery in Solana Beach Ca. Looking forward to some good stuff Cheers, Jeff

Carruth Cellars 

2006 Girard Atlas Peak 

 2006 DuMOL Russian River Pinot

2005 James David Cellars Syrahs

Crocker & Starr 2005 Cabernet

2005 Bridesmaid Red $39

2006 Castle Rock Cabernet $12

2006 Elizabeth Spencer Syrah

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