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TN: Orfila Winery, San Diego


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TN: Orfila Winery, San Diego

vickib | Jul 3, 2008 08:34 PM

On the advice of Zin1953, I went here, and was well-rewarded:

2006 Bien Nacido - Nose: mineral, wet concrete. Palate, apricots, white peach, with some sweetness. $18.50

2006 Gerwurtz: delicious nose. Spicy and complex, with a long finish. $15.00 Bought one bottle.

2005 Sangiovese: A little earth on the nose. Fruit, oak, soft, salty bacon. Meaty, dark plum, very full, but bright with acid. $22.00

2005 Cuvee Merlot: Oak on the nose, with flowers coming through it. Taste - a little meat, tannic finish. Salty, almost caramel. Blackberry. $18.00

2005 Reserve Merlot: Dark, smoky flowers, dusty nose. Spice, dark fruit, luscious. Smoke, spice, some jam, not overripe though. Cedar and tobacco finish. $28.00 Bought one bottle - the limit, unfortunately.

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon: !Cassis! nose: that Cab thing. Very dry, some oak, very subtle though. Herbs, black pepper, licorice. $22.00 Bought 2 bottles.

2005 Estate Syrah Heritage - earth, leaves, reminds me a bit of Chat du Pape, but for the money ($35), I'd rather drink CdP.

2005 Muscat: apricot, honey, and candy. $15 for a 750 ml bottle. I bought 2.

I was astounded by not only the quality that far south, but the value, also. For 6 bottles at various price points, shipped 100 miles, it was only $130.00 or so. I am very excited about this purchase!

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