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Apr 30, 2009 05:00PM ● By Super Admin

Municipal Winemakers 2007 Dark Red

• In my never-ending search to bring you the best “under the radar” wines, I’ve found one that should definitely be on your screen. Municipal Winemakers of Santa Maria (central coast) strives to tread lightly on the environment and make high-quality, small lot wines. The master behind these wines is Dave Potter, who wanted to build a sense of community with his fans and bring them together to appreciate good wine and to learn about the ever-changing wine world.

Municipal Winemakers 2007 Dark Red is Potter’s Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, his homage to the great Australian red. This juicy, full-flavored wine is great to drink now, but can hold up for the next 10 years. The aroma, perfume and structure come from the Cabernet and the full mouth quality comes from the Syrah. With that first sip comes a full array of fruit, dark cherry and berries; along with a smoky flavor, intermingled with mocha, and finishes with cedar and tart berries. This wine is fantastic with the meaty trifecta: stews, steaks and roasts.

Julie is the owner and Wine Psychic of WineStyles.

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