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Friday, October 10, 2014
Kathie Lee Gifford Estate Grown "Gifft" 2011 Red Wine
Aromas of black currant, toasty cherry, cinnamon, and hints of cedar were profuse.
Medium-plus bodied and smooth texture carried good acidity with a mild-plus underlayment of tannin.
Flavors mirrored the aromas, but finished with the complexity of mint, accelerating spice, sweet red cherry, and a floral component with a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals included 42% Merlot, 25% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% you wouldn't believe. I didn't know that Kathie Lee had a winery, but twist-top and all can't detract from such a good effort at a modest price. Index-of-reviewed-wines Copyright 2010-2014Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger