Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2006 Sans Permis La Petite Colline (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

So, the FEDEX guy drops this off at 4pm, why not open one when I arrive home at 5? (you couldn't come up with a reason either, huh?)
Nose is all pure strawberries and cherries. Palate is very pure and focused and pretty. Nice balance, red fruits and more. Cedar, soy and earth (not too much!). Tannins are chewy and acidity spot on. The key to this is its lush-pure mid-palate. Finish last a long time. I tried these based on the winemaker alone (false I find) and I am happy I did. Grabbed from LastBottle last week and wish I had bought more. 92pts