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    napawineguy Guest

    Default TN: Waugh Cellars "Junior" 2008


    TN: Waugh Cellars "Junior" 2008

    Post Number:#1 Postby mmeisner Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:45 pm
    I visited this new winery about a year ago and took this bottle home
    with me. Completely forgot about it, but opened it last night, and was
    pleasantly surprised. This is a California Red Wine - no designation
    from Napa Valley, or any particular AVA so I'm not sure where they
    sourced the grapes from. It's a Bourdeaux blend though, that's for
    sure.

    The nose is thick and heavy with earth tones, dirt and dark fruit,
    currant, and cassis. The initial flavor is big but seems balanced, and
    not too much heavy oak is present. The mid palate brings a decent amount
    of riper fruit, cherry and a bit of smoke/leather. The finish is long
    and lingering; soft tannins and good mouthfeel as well. Overall, I'd
    give this wine an 8/10 and consider it a pretty good value for the
    price, which was around $20-30 if I remember correctly.

    Waugh is a cool place to check out too if you're visiting Napa. When I
    was there, they were still working on the caves. You'll enjoy the
    expansive views from way atop Atlas peak too - you can see all the way
    to the Bay from there. Plus the owners were chill, down to earth
    people.

    From their site: "The entry of this wine is massive and leads into a
    lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is
    long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins."




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    napawineguy

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Waugh Cellars "Junior" 2008

    On Friday, August 24, 2012 4:20:21 PM UTC-4, napawineguy wrote:
    > TN: Waugh Cellars "Junior" 2008
    >
    >
    >
    > Post Number:#1 Postby mmeisner Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:45 pm
    >
    > I visited this new winery about a year ago and took this bottle home
    >
    > with me. Completely forgot about it, but opened it last night, and was
    >
    > pleasantly surprised. This is a California Red Wine - no designation
    >
    > from Napa Valley, or any particular AVA so I'm not sure where they
    >
    > sourced the grapes from. It's a Bourdeaux blend though, that's for
    >
    > sure.
    >
    >
    >
    > The nose is thick and heavy with earth tones, dirt and dark fruit,
    >
    > currant, and cassis. The initial flavor is big but seems balanced, and
    >
    > not too much heavy oak is present. The mid palate brings a decent amount
    >
    > of riper fruit, cherry and a bit of smoke/leather. The finish is long
    >
    > and lingering; soft tannins and good mouthfeel as well. Overall, I'd
    >
    > give this wine an 8/10 and consider it a pretty good value for the
    >
    > price, which was around $20-30 if I remember correctly.
    >
    >
    >
    > Waugh is a cool place to check out too if you're visiting Napa. When I
    >
    > was there, they were still working on the caves. You'll enjoy the
    >
    > expansive views from way atop Atlas peak too - you can see all the way
    >
    > to the Bay from there. Plus the owners were chill, down to earth
    >
    > people.
    >
    >
    >
    > From their site: "The entry of this wine is massive and leads into a
    >
    > lush middle framed by bright acid and supple tannins. The finish is
    >
    > long, lingering and filled with soft velvety tannins."
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > napawineguy


    It's always a bit of a red flag when a first post is a rave over an unknownwinery.
    Of course then if you Google MMeisner and wine you get:
    http://www.mikemeisner.com/notebook/...wine-industry/

    How easy it is to market over social networks!


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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Waugh Cellars "Junior" 2008

    DaleW wrote:

    >
    > It's always a bit of a red flag when a first post is a rave over an unknown winery.
    > Of course then if you Google MMeisner and wine you get:
    > http://www.mikemeisner.com/notebook/...wine-industry/
    >
    > How easy it is to market over social networks!
    >


    Yes, Mike also posted a rave about a CA Pinot Noir to Wine Disorder two
    days ago that got flagged as spam fairly rapidly. I suppose eventually
    this guy will learn after he gets slapped down hard enough and
    frequently enough.

    Mark Lipton

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