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5/27/11 :: 2007 Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage :: tasted blind :: Appearance: Nearly opaque. Dark ruby core fading out to a paler ruby rim. No gas or sediment. Moderate + viscosity with a slight staining of the tears.Nose: Clean. Moderate + intensity of aromas. Under ripe black and red fruit. Blackberry, plum skin, dark and red cherry. Raspberry. Secondaries include black and white peppercorns. Dried winter herbs and dried flowers. Herbs de Provence. Stoney, dry gravel earth. Some oak, but probably mostly neutral (French). Palate: Dry. Medium + body. Fruit mirrors the nose. Under ripe balck and red fruits. Blackberry, black cherry, plum, blueberry, tart raspberry. Pepper, dried herbs, ADD smoked meat. Tannin is medium +. Acid is medium plus. Alcohol is medium + (13-13.5%). Finish is long, and dry. Balanced.  Medium + complexity. Medium + quality. Initial conclusion: Seems pretty clearly old world. Possible grapes include Syrah or Cabernet Franc. 3-5 years old. Conclusion: Syrah from the Northern Rhone in France. 2008 Crozes-Hermitage, St. Joseph, or Cornas of moderate + quality. Actual Wine: 2007 Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage. Errors in Calibration: Happy with the notes. Off a little on the alcohol which I called M+ (actual wine was 12.5%: a solid Medium). Errors in conclusion: None. Correctly identified. 

Meat Juice!

5/27/11 :: 2007 Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage :: tasted blind :: Appearance: Nearly opaque. Dark ruby core fading out to a paler ruby rim. No gas or sediment. Moderate + viscosity with a slight staining of the tears.Nose: Clean. Moderate + intensity of aromas. Under ripe black and red fruit. Blackberry, plum skin, dark and red cherry. Raspberry. Secondaries include black and white peppercorns. Dried winter herbs and dried flowers. Herbs de Provence. Stoney, dry gravel earth. Some oak, but probably mostly neutral (French). Palate: Dry. Medium + body. Fruit mirrors the nose. Under ripe balck and red fruits. Blackberry, black cherry, plum, blueberry, tart raspberry. Pepper, dried herbs, ADD smoked meat. Tannin is medium +. Acid is medium plus. Alcohol is medium + (13-13.5%). Finish is long, and dry. Balanced.  Medium + complexity. Medium + quality. Initial conclusion: Seems pretty clearly old world. Possible grapes include Syrah or Cabernet Franc. 3-5 years old. Conclusion: Syrah from the Northern Rhone in France. 2008 Crozes-Hermitage, St. Joseph, or Cornas of moderate + quality. Actual Wine: 2007 Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage. Errors in Calibration: Happy with the notes. Off a little on the alcohol which I called M+ (actual wine was 12.5%: a solid Medium). Errors in conclusion: None. Correctly identified. 

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