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Pam Hatton

Pam Hatton

Cardinal Zin

Big House Winery Cardinal Zin Zinfandel 2016

California, United States
25 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 86/100

Inky wine to the rim. Black fruit and blueberry with some grassy and a hint of cedar on the nose. Berry flavours on the palate with cedar hints. Medium bodied with a medium finish

Red Velvet

Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet 2015

California, United States
25 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 87/100

Pale ruby core and clear rim. Sweet red and black fruit of cassis, blackberry and strawberry with hints of vanilla. Light bodied with easy tannins delivers red and black fruit on the palate. Easy drinking Cali crowd pleaser. Good value

Pepper Tree Merlot 2016

Wrattonbully, South Australia, Australia
25 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 89/100

Deep dense ruby almost garnet red to the rim. Fresh red and black fruit of cherry, plum and blackberry, sweet cherry drops and eucalyptus on the nose give the impression of Halls but in a nostalgic good way. Fresh red and black fruit deliver on the palate with a round mouth feel, silky tannins and a medium but hot finish. The fresh acidity keeps the wine from being a jam-jar.

Russian River Valley

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

California, United States
25 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 90/100

Ruby up to the edge. Stewed cherries, plums, some nutmeg, smoke and mushrooms. The high alcohol (14.5) masks some of the more nuanced notes like cola when it opens up. Full bodied for a Pinot Noir with dry tannins and balanced acidity. Jammy cherries and red fruit on the palate with a hot finish. The high alcohol level gives the impression of some berry sweetness. Let the wine open up or best to age before drinking to mellow.

Erath Pinot Noir 2017

Dundee, Oregon, United States
25 days ago

Pam scored this wine: 89/100

Light ruby with pale edges. Nose of cherry, cranberry and subdued spice. Cherry and tart cranberry come through on the palate with a bit of earthy undertones. Light tannins and sweet acidity makes it food friendly. Try bbq salmon and tomato/herb based dishes

Pam Hatton

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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