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Hawkeye
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posted 06-26-2011 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkeye   Click Here to Email Hawkeye     Edit/Delete Message
Damombo,

I am glad you liked the Barlow Barrouge (which stands for Barr red). We are scheduled to do a group tasting with Barr Smith in October at von Strasser. I forget where Barr told us that he used to bottle his wines, but was going to switch to von Strasser which would also give him a place to do group tastings. As you know, the room at his home is quite small.

Tasting Barlow at von Strasser will also give us the opportunity to taste vS wines on the same trip. From there we will go to Reverie just down the road. Also, Mrs. Hawkeye and I will taste at Dyer and Diamond Terrace during the trip.

How am I doing on my recommendations?

By the way, I like Damombo's Room.

-Hawkeye

[This message has been edited by Hawkeye (edited 06-26-2011).]

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RichardSE
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posted 06-26-2011 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RichardSE     Edit/Delete Message
Damombo,

I like wine room. Lois and I have been talking about doing some work on the house and part of that may include a refresh of the kitchen and the possibility of a wine room. We'll see.

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damombo
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posted 06-25-2011 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for damombo   Click Here to Email damombo     Edit/Delete Message
Last night we opened a 2005 Barlow Barrouge - their blend of Cab, Merlot, Petite Verdot, and Cab Franc. We brought it home in April - it was our first visit to Barlow and we had tried it out after Hawkeye suggested it. Mr. D decanted it into the wine thermos that is legal on the lake (no glass of course) and we took our lovely acrylic wine glasses and headed out to watch the sunset. Got situated and poured the wine. Sorry, the nose is tough when using the acrylic glasses (at least for my nose) so I can't give you much there. But the mouth, oh the mouth! It was very happy Mr. D looked at me and said "Wow, I'm glad we have three more bottles in the wine walk-in closet!" (That's another story - what to call that room? Closet sounds too small, but cellar sounds absurd) Anyway, we loved this big, bold red - very jammy, like I like. Lots of dark fruit: blackberry, black cherry, dark current. The tannins are sooo smooth, the finish lush and lingering. And I got just a hint of anise - just a hint, though, which is good since I'm not a huge fan of anise
Cheers!

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