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Tasting Alert … what I’m tasting this week!

8 Dec

Hello JOTT Nation,

Sorry for the JOTT silence over the past couple of weeks. It was the end of the semester when I truly devote all of my time and attention to my fabulous students. And it is that very end-of-semester push that makes me love my wine passion even more, I tell you! 🙂

Anywoo … I have four new bottles lined up to taste over the next week or so and I will be posting Tasting Notes for the following wines:

  • ’05 Bridgman Cab
  • ’08 Carma Carménère
  • ’09 Carma Special Selection Sauvignon Blanc
  • ’06 Bridgman Chardonnay

All of this tasting and blogging will (hopefully) take place before I am forced to put my glass down and pick up my red pen to grade so stay tuned!



Tasting Note 11/8/09: ’07 Layer Cake Malbec

8 Nov

Greetings Family!

I am very excited about the wine I am drinking tonight! I had not intended to blog a tasting note this evening. I mean, after all, I am glued to the TV and completely opposed to anything that would distract me from this Sunday night battle between my Eagles and the stinking Cowboys.

But this grown up tailgate consisting of spicy tilapia tacos with black bean and roasted corn salsa paired with the perfect Malbec — introduced by my dear friendand partner in Wine Crimes the “Wine Newbie” — drove me to fire up the laptop and let my fingers do the talking between delectable sips.

2007 Layer Cake Malbec 4 JOTT Glasses!

A Favorite!

The fruit for this supple, intense wine that explodes with notes of blackberry, cinnamon, a little chocolate, spice and everything nice comes from a vineyard that is perfectly placed near the Mendoza River in Argentina. I was pleasantly surprised when the Newbie bragged about her latest purchase. I was doubtful because … well, she’s the Newbie reviewer here at so Dandelion Wine suits her just fine.

But I was more than pleasantly surprised. And you will  be too. Especially if you find this wine on sale at your local wine and spirits shop. It seems to retail for about $19.99 but we found it for $9.99 because it was a “Chairman’s Selection” at the PA Wine & Spirits stores.

Have you tried the Layer Cake Malbec? If so, let me know!

I’m off to pump this one and enjoy it again tomorrow.

Ciao for now,


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