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Monday, July 27, 2009

2006 Stephen Vincent Crimson

The Stephen Vincent "Crimson" is produced from a blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Sonoma and Central Coast growing regions of California. It was given it's name for the obvious deep, dark red color. Without getting to into the finite details of the winery or the history of these wines, lets just say that they usually produce value driven wines that are quite good for the price.

On the nose I get aromas of everything black! Blackberry, black plum, black cherry, and black pepper are among the primary aromas I notice as well as some hints of chocolate, spice, and oak. The black cherry and blackberry notes set the tone on the palate along with some pepper, cedar, and vanilla flavors as well. There is some nice firm tannin and a pretty nice medium to long finish.

Overall I think this wine is very nice but perhaps lacks a bit of the "it" factor to drive up the score. I think it would be a great steak and potatoes type of wine and at it's reasonable price point of around $10-12 it's definitely worth the money. 86 points

HamishWM said...

The wine might be average, but I love the simplistic and clear label. There is so much frippery and 'clever' label design. Sometimes simple works well. Cheers

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rusli zainal sang visioner said...

The wine might be average, but I love the simplistic and clear label. There is so much frippery and 'clever' label design. Sometimes simple works well. Cheers

 
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