Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: March 5, February 26, September 11 and July 26.
Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010 Wine Review
Arlene Dickinson, the marketing maven on the television show Dragon’s Den, used her business savvy to launch a Sonoma blend of cabernet and merlot called Persuasion last year. She says that some vintages are aggressive and come on strong (presumably like her co-host Kevin O’Leary), while others are smoother, more balanced, more confident of their worth. I wasn’t convinced that Persuasion was anything more than a cash cow extension of Dickinson’s other products such as coffee, chocolate and skin care. Then I tried it. The business case is in the bottle. This robust red is balanced, complex and rich—like Arlene herself. 4.6/5 Dragon Blend food pairings: prime rib, filet mignon, grilled pork chops, lamb with rosemary. Best Beef Wine
This Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010 was reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Persuasion is sold in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba at select liquor retailers and through the agency Fluid Imports 403-873-1615, firstname.lastname@example.org. In Ontario, order Persuasion through email@example.com. The wine is made by Thomas George Estates in the Russian River region of California.|
|Tasting note by Jennifer Huether, Master Sommelier, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd:|
Appearance: Dark purple core with violet rim.
Nose: Clean and upfront. Dark concentrated black currants, mulberry, white pepper, cocoa, licorice, black earth, black plum, and vanilla spice coming from supple oak treatment.
Palate: Dry and full bodied, medium plus acidity, licorice laced with violets, ripe black currants, black plums, cocoa, vanilla, silky and velvety texture with a dusty minerality on the finish. Solid and concentrated with dense but plush tannins and enough freshness to carry this bold wine
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