The Paring Red 2006, Santa Ynez Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$30.25 (218909)

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89 pts
6
March 19, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

52 % cabenet, 42% merlot and 6% petit verdot. Clean, very ripe, savoury red and black berry scented, with sweet...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This opulent Bordeaux blend shows good aromatic intensity and a plush, luscious mouthfeel. Black licorice, blackberry...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very ripe, soft and rich red with almost seamless texture. The nose is nicely integrated with baked plums,...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

Starting to change colour, was a little worried how it would taste.started out a little funky but after an hour in the decanter it was beautiful

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fleece 57
fleece 57
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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Opaque inky ruby colour, med+ intensity, I can smell the vapors of alcohol. Cedar, cassis, blackberry, menthol, basil, cigar box. High complexity showing warm climate style. Taste has med+ tannins, med acid, balanced, full body, with high alcohol. Taste is mild compared to the nose. Cedar, black currants, some cranberry, leather notes, twiggy, spinach which gives it a bit of a green bite. Not worth the price. Score: 7, Value: 4, Total: 11/20 After being opened up for 2hrs, the nose is more fragrant with carnations & blueberry pie. On taste it was still linear, but does open up with mulberry & dark cherry. The spinach turns more to artichoke. Long finish. Score improves a bit, 7.5. Nose is 9.5

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