Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: **+ $$ Philip Jamison Jones Winery Dawn's First Blush, Shelton, Connecticut, non-vintage

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Connecticut hasn't made much of a name for its varietal wines yet.  But it does produce apples and pears by the bushel and this apple-pear-black currant offering is an interesting one.

Original tasting and review : This is Philip Jamison Jones Winery Dawn's First Blush, Shelton, Connecticut, nv, finished at 11.5% alcohol.  Although non-vintage, this is first being sampled at least 10 years from vintage date (not an optimal timing by any means, but will likely be interesting!)

In the glass: Light peachy orange.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright, oddly funky light pear and peach.  From the aroma, seems like this will be light and perhaps too old.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet and oily peach, showing some age in its soft oily nature, but not showing any elements of oxidation or being over-the-hill.  The sweetness and orange oil makes this want to be served cold (I sipped at room temperature).  Still, it is a pleasing sip.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars with a plus for pleasantness on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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