Friday, July 01, 2011

Laguna Canyon "Wyland" Super Tuscan 2005 review by (PB)

Deep garnet hue with very slight bricking; bouquet is awesome with "thick" smells of intense, black cherry and fudge with dark green herbs, and licorice.

Palate--Dark fudge first impression with smoke, charcoal, thick texture, and with loads of ripe new world fruit jam on a smokey finish that goes on and on.

(NW) served this to me blind and I thought it was a Sonoma Zinfandel perhaps Rosenblum; obviously I was a bit off...

We previously reviewed this about 2 years ago when, coincidentally, I thought it might be a Zinfandel then as well. But in those two years, this is a "different" wine and clearly shows how much a wine "may" change and improve over time. The first time around I remember it was "good." This time around it was Super!

Coincidentally,it is a California "super Tuscan" blend meaning Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It isn't cheap at $35 but it's a nice splurge so raise a glass!

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