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The Santa Rita Hills Come to Us

Tasting at Palate

If you think there are a lot of group tastings around this time of year – you’re right.

We just did a trade tasting the other day (which had been preceded by a consumer tasting the day before) featuring wineries from the Santa Rita Hills appellation. In the interest of full disclosure, we did the trade side on a press pass. We’ve got another trade tasting next week.

And that’s not even counting some of the major shows coming up, including Hospice du Rhone, in Paso Robles, April 28-30.

One of the reasons you see

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Frogmore Creek 2007 Pinot Noir

Type: Dry red

What’s Special: It’s from Tasmania, Australia

Plays well with: Pork, oily fish, lamb

The 2007 Frogmore Creek is more about texture than flavor. That doesn’t mean it’s flavor-less. It just means that what you’re eating is not compromised or overwhelmed by the wine but enhanced by acids or the feel in the mouth.

Stick your nose in the glass and you’ll catch dark fruits like blackberry, blueberry and some currants. Those fruits carry through to the taste.

But the best part is the mouth feel. It’s a medium weight, which means you can tell you’ve got

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