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Ward Kadel

Ward Kadel

3343 days ago

Ward scored this wine: 85/100

Original review at WineLog.net: http://bit.ly/kwibxq Received as a sample from the winery, 03/08/11. Drank with friends on warm evening, 06/10/11. Color: Medium to darker rose core, lightest pink edges Nose: Big plush and ripe strawberry here with a hint of dust and chalk, and more of a ripe raspberry towards the rim. Palate: Medium bodied and almost more of a clairet in it's weight, though it is Syrah, and so it's understandable. Has that same plush and wild strawberry, very ripe, with more raspberry in the medium acidity finish.


Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
3349 days ago

Ward reviewed this wine:

Original review at WineLog.net: http://bit.ly/mdeIT2 Tasted at the Kia Ora Dinner, hosted by Benson Marketing and Classic Wines of New Zealand at La Mar Cebicheria in San Francisco on 10/01/10. Color: Medium canary clear edges Nose: Distinct tomato vine here, Great juicy grapefruit as well and clean minerality. Palate: More complex structure here, with a fuller mouthfeel and better balance with the crisp and clean citrus and that tomato vine finish. Very good: NewWorldWK.

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Memorable Wine

1845 Cossart Gordon Vintage Porto. It was crazy trying to imagine what life was like for the vintners of this incredible Porto.


First Wine

My first ahh! moment for wine was a 1998 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Paulliac back in 2001, when we bought our first home.


Unusual Wine Experience

Having lunch in 2010 at Chateau Bonnet with André Lurton at his family's dining table in Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux.


Current Fav Wine

I'm loving cool climate Syrah right now, particularly from the outer Sonoma Coast. The peppery and secondary aromas and flavors are so savory!

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