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Wine Review: McKenzie-Mueller 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

(part 3 in a 3 part series) Ah, the quarterback (ok, I promise no more football analogies). I figured I’d leave the biggest one for last. This is a Cabernet through and through. On the nose it’s earthy with some plums and mushrooms. But upon another whiff, you also get undercurrents of milk chocolate and floral scents. I think it proves that while he may…

Wine Review: 2012 McKenzie-Mueller Petit Verdot

Oh, the Petit Verdot. It’s one of the Bordeaux family of grapes, though it seems to be the middle child. The Cab and Merlot are the quarterback and running back of the wine world while the Malbec is the kicker and the Cabernet Franc is on special teams. The Malbec gets called in on random occasions to finish the job on a blend and the…

Wine Review: 2007 Pinot Noir from McKenzie-Mueller in Napa-Carneros

It may be approaching nearly a decade since picking, but this Pinot Noir is bright and beautiful. The soft tannins give way to ripe fruit, namely strawberries, passion fruit and guava. And that’s all in the nose. After letting this wine breathe for a few minutes, the summer-ripe fruit gave way to a bit of pepper and a mixture of a little cola. For the…