TOP JIMMY’S MINDSHAKER MELTDOWN, PART ONE (BIG BAD BOO AND LOVE NOTES FROM RED MOUNTAIN)

Our good friend and Bryant sales manager Jimmy came by last week as part of a quick doubleheader.  The first half was with Boo Walker, sales rep from Hedges Family Winery.  Boo brought the noise with incredible wines and a little show-n-tell with some Red Mountain dirt:

Hedges CMS Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley 2009.  Grade=Outstanding.  Brand new and focusing on SB, this terrific white, with smaller percentages of Chardonnay and Marsanne, is light, crisp and much more in tune with the masses.  Brilliant.

HIP Chardonnay Dionysus Vineyard 2009.  Grade=Outstanding.  I tried this one last month, and once again, it proves to be exceptional, especially for the price.

HIP Red Blend Dionysus Vineyard 2009.  Grade=Outstanding.  Predominantly Merlot, this rich red packs a punch, with its Pomerol leanings of dark plums, black cherries, cedar, mint and mineral tones.

Hedges CMS Red Columbia Valley 2008.  Grade=Outstanding.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, this durable, medium-bodied red is exuberant with splashy, jammy red and black fruit aromas and flavors, smooth tannins and a great finish.

Hedges Red Mountain Red 2007.  Grade=Amazing.  Once again, I was knocked out by this dynamic red blend from Hedges, previously reviewed here.

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