Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wine Review: Columbia Valley 2001 Syrah

This is a very nice Syrah for a deal of a price. At less than ten bucks a bottle at the Wine Club this is a great value. It is not a huge Syrah, not like the inky black Paso and Santa Barbara Syrahs. It is from Washington, it is more subtle, very much like the Columbia-Crest Syrah, another Washington favorite of mine. It is velvety smooth with hints of chocolate and vanilla. I like it. [My Rating [Link], 8] Winemakers Notes:

Columbia pioneered Syrah in Washington State, and still leads the pack at this price point. Smooth and varietal, it mixes ripe (not raisiny) fruit in a sleek, muscular wine laced with vanilla, smoked meat and tar."
-Wine Enthusiast

Deep Ruby Red with a bright purple edge. Black cherry and smoky dark fruitiness. Full and sweet in the mouth with a touch of vanilla and good underlying acidity and chalky, ripe tannins. Lingering finish.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Premiere Credit Sucks

I am being harassed by Premiere Credit [Link] to collect a debt somebody with the same name owes. They have called me about 20 times and despite my numerous calls to get them to stop, they will not. They call in the morning and on the weekends and refuse to stop. Their website features sharks, they are proud of it. I think it should feature thugs and bullies because that is what they are. Premiere Credit Sucks big time, in my opinion!

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