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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Buttonwood Hawk Red 2007

This was one of a local wine club pack.  It is a good thing I made notes.  I had no clue how I ended up with this.

This is an unspecified red blend from 1 of the 2 appellations in Santa Barbara county, California.

The color was deep.  Tannins were still present but on the gentler side.  I noticed them only in afterthought while I was thinking about what I was drinking. They helped the wine stand up to the food, keep it's character. 

It didn't have the weight of cabs or other cab dominant blends but it certainly had more oomph than many Merlot blends.  It was certainly tasty but I wouldn't go out of my way to look for it.

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