Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010 Wine Review

Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010
Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010
Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010
California, United States
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Product #: 736211413314


 
Price: $40.00
Alcohol: 14.4%
Drink: 2012-2017
Sweetness: Medium Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Persuasion
Agent: Fluid Imports - Persuasion Wine
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Natalie's Score: 93/100

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.

Dragon Blend food pairings: prime rib, filet mignon, grilled pork chops, lamb with rosemary.

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This was reviewed June 22, 2012 by
 

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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, fluidimports@shaw.ca. In Ontario, order Persuasion through carley@bilah.ca. 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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