Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010 Wine Review
Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010
California, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
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 Persuasion Thomas George Estates Dragon Blend 2010 was reviewed on 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, email@example.com. In Ontario, order Persuasion through firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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