Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dark Horse Wines in the Spotlight

Back in Nov 2007, I tasted the Dark Horse wines over at Wade's Wines, which means I tasted them before James Laube who posted today about the Dark Horse 2005 Dry Creek Zinfandel Treborce Vineyard. Now that I feel a bit special, I'd love to share with you my tasting notes for the wine I had to buy from Dark Horse.

2005 Dark Horse Zinfandel Russian River Valley ( $28)
Tasting Notes: Smooth velvety mouthfeel, jammy dark fruit with lovely spices coming into play on the nose and palate. I actually wrote down Zinalicious ( an ode to Fergalicious) so this wine must be good.

Here's a photo of the winemaker, or the cowboy himself, pouring his releases last November. Mike Loykasek got his start in Paso Robles, then moseyed on up to Sonoma County to Meeker Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley for seven years. Then on to Armida and finally after 13 years of winemaking in Dry Creek Valley he let his personal project out for public consumption. Read more about Dark Horse here. Wade's Wine's also sells these wines online. Here is a link to their tasting notes. Thanks to Jamie from Hollywood & Wine for pouring for us at such a busy event.


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